Assignment 1: LASA 2: Examining Your Community’s Source of Energy
It is easy to criticize society for not using renewable resources, but in reality, how difficult would this transition be? What processes and procedures would be involved? How would such a transition be made?
The purpose of this assignment is for you to consider what type of energy your neighborhood is currently powered by and what it would really take to convert this source to a renewable one. How much would it take to switch your community to a renewable resource and what would this mean for the environment?
For the assignment, complete the following:
You can use the following formulae for this calculation:
(monthly energy usage) × (12 months per year) = (household energy usage per year);
(yearly energy estimate for your house) × (estimated number of houses in your community) = (estimated yearly energy use for your community)
The following is an example of the above calculation:
52.8 kilowatt hours (kwh) per month × 12 months = 633.6 kwh;
633.6 kwh × 200 houses in your community = 126,720 kwh
Support your statements with appropriate examples and approximately 4–6 credible resources.
Write an 8–10-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.
By Monday, February 7, 2016, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.
Grading Criteria and Rubric
Download the rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.
|Assignment 1 Grading Criteria||
|Identify three primary types of energy that powers your home as well as all of the homes in your community.||
|Explain how your current sources of energy impact the environment, and answer all additional required questions in the assignment.||
|Determine how much energy your house uses each month and calculate the energy consumption for your entire city.||
|Recommend a realistic renewable resource to power your city, using your calculated power needs. Justify your response.||
|Explain how realistic this new resource is for your area, what the expense to convert energy sources would be, and whether you feel that people would support an energy conversion.||
|Explain how this new energy source would impact the environment and what organisms would benefit most from this conversion.||
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