Energy science and policy.

Geog 113 ... Feb 25, 2002

We will seek to apply environmental science to environmental policy on the topic of energy.

Hereis the preliminary assignment for Wednesday: Identify five environmental science issues that impinge upon the United States Energy Policy. Name and briefly describe the issues, and tell where you read about them. Some issues are obvious and some are more subtlely connected; please get some of each.

We will subsequently work in groups to collect data relevant ot each of these, and critique the various policy proposals on the basis of that data.

Here are four pages of policy arguments and background information. Please be very clear that each of them is biased.


Policy arguments

President Bush's energy policy

Sierra Club response

Background information.

Depletion page

US. Department of Energy "fossil energy" pages