The Ethics of Energy Sustainability: An energy ethics by Pamela E. Heckel

By Pamela E. Heckel

This booklet is a simple to exploit educational aide. discover sustainability matters in modern society via a transdisciplinary process. Chapters contain ethics, public assets, public coverage, combustion, warmth exchangers, nuclear, sun, water, and wind power. a brief precis is gifted for every subject, via extra issues for learn, assignments, and references. The advanced assignments require scholars to develop of their specialist judgment.

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41. What was the impact of vulcanization on the automotive industry? 42. How are discarded tires and West Nile Virus related? 43. What is the fee to dispose tires in your area? How is that money used? 44. A tire recycling facility is planned for a city of 1 million people. How many tires can the facility expect to recycle each year? The state collects a $ 3/tire disposal fee. 50/tire. Chips from the tires are sold for $ 10/metric t. 25 each. What is the expected revenue for this facility? If the foreman makes twice minimum wage and the other workers make minimum wage, how many full time employees can the facility afford to hire?

The price for cane sugar outside the United States is significantly less. You work for a drink manufacturer. A taste test indicates that consumers prefer drinks made with sugar instead of syrup. 8 Assignments 23 business strategy to switch from corn syrup to cane sugar? What information do you need to make a decision? 5a, b to list the pros and cons of each sweetener from a sustainability perspective. How would the company persuade consumers to try the new formulation? Develop a marketing slogan for the national television audience.

Undoubtedly the technology will change. The primary benefit is that we are developing alternatives now rather than waiting until the supply of fossil fuels in threatened. Achieving energy independence is a noble goal for our domestic agenda. 2 Fossil Fuels Over geologic time, plants and animals have lived and died. Natural forces have changed and shaped the crust of the earth. Continents have broken and drifted, creating mountain ranges and other land forms. The climate has changed from ice age to temperate in an unrelenting cycle (Lomborg 2001).

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