Pros and Cons/Conservation

Energy Conservation

Whille there are pros and cons to using energy, we can create a pro by conserving energy.   Read the following links to learn about how you can help.

Saving Energy

Alliant Energy-Smart House

Take the Quiz-How Energy Efficient Are You?

10 Ways You Can Save Energy

Books About Energy Conservation

Interested in reading one of these books?  Just ask.

Energy Conservation in DVD

All About the Conservation of Energy from the Library Video Company.

Pros and Cons of Energy Use

Like most things, there is always a pro and a con.  Pro=good and Con=bad.  This concept applies directly to using energy.  In both renewable and non-renewable energy there are positives and negatives to its use.  Take some time to decide for youself what the pros and cons to energy use are.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Non-Renewable Energy

Alternative Energy Sources

Advantages and Disadvantages of Hydroelectricity

Advantages and Disadvantages to Renewable Energy

In Wisconsin, one of the biggest debates is over wind energy and wind farms.  While the tend to be a clearn way to produce energy, those who live near these wind farms are uncertain about if the benefits outweigh the costs. 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Energy

Advantages and Challenges of Wind Energy

To discover more about how the people in your backyard feel about their wind farms, refer to the renewable energy tab.

Oil Spills

As you probably know, 2010 proved to be a year of disaster for energy.  On April 22, BP experienced one of the largest accidental oil spills in history.  The BP oil spill the Gulf of Mexico is the most recent oil spill.  According to the New York Times, there were roughly 5000 gallons of oil spillin into the Gulf a day.  The resources below focus on not only the BP oil spill of 2010, but also focuses on the top 10 oil spills of all time.

MSNBC Top 10 Worst Oil Spills

Newsweek BP Oil Spill Timeline

BP Oil Spill Timeline

The Top 10 of Everything 2010 (Time Magazine)

The Top 10 of Everything 2010-Animal Stories (Time Magazine)

New York Times BP Spill

Photo of BP Oil Spill 2010 taken from Google Images

Pro and Con Books for Energy Use

Interactive Poll

Read the article entitled Bokoshe Students Say Coal-Burning Plant Causing Cancer.  Do you believe the students from Oklahoma are doing the right thing by taking on the energy giant?

Interactive Poll
Yes: 3 votes (10.34%)
No: 21 votes (72.41%)
Not really sure: 5 votes (17.24%)
Total Votes: 29