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Green Electricity: 25 Green Technologies That Will Electrify Your Future [Paperback]

by Kendall Haven

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March 30, 2011 1598845799 978-1598845792

Our existing electric utility industry and power supply and delivery systems are woefully outdated. Indeed, the existing power grid we use today uses 100-year-old technology! This book lays out the possible blueprints for a greener future in a way that will engage middle school learners, enabling students and teachers to explore the emerging energy technologies that could become the future of our electrical supply system.

In Part 1 of Green Electricity: 25 Green Technologies That Will Electrify Your Future, the author describes the amazing patchwork of 1,300 power plants and over 5 million miles of wire that comprise our national grid and reveals the environmental damages it produces. Part 2 examines the 25 leading ecofriendly contenders to modernize and replace our current grid, describing each proposed technology and how it works. Other relevant information is also provided, such as a qualitative assessment of the pluses, minuses, and limitations of each system, and an assessment of that technology's potential to contribute to our future electrical appetite.


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• Compares and describes all of the top green technologies that can supply our future electrical energy in a single volume

• Provides essential background knowledge for librarians and teachers and a spark for student inquiry and further reading

• Includes a description of each technology and a detailed list of the current projects and developments using that specific energy system

• Contains practical, fun, and enlightening classroom projects and activities that do not require specialized equipment



• Suggests a low or no-cost activity, research project, or demonstration that students can undertake for each energy technology topic

• Contains content specifically written for intermediate and middle school audiences

• Provides inquiry and discussion questions to engage students' critical thinking skills

• Includes a list of "For Further Reading" suggestions with every entry

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Each year, our electricity demands increase with the proliferation of devices that all depend on electricity—computers, cell phones, microwave ovens, electric cars, home entertainment. However, the industry that generates electricity in the United States is the single greatest polluter and source of greenhouse gases. Which green technologies can meet our expanding needs for power?


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