Modern day society is riddled with economic, political, environmental, and social complexities that have sparked a global conversation on the future of energy.
Modern day society is riddled with economic, political, environmental, and social complexities
Modern day society is riddled with economic, political, environmental, and social complexities that have sparked a global conversation on the future of energy. Economically, fluctuations in fuel prices, along with the costs associated with regulatory requirements, have caused energy prices to be increasingly volatile. Politically, rhetoric from both conservatives and liberals has split the nation down the middle, while putting pressure on international relationships. Environmentally, energy stakeholders debate the extent to which each should be held accountable for environmental stewardship. Socially, climate change proponents and global warming naysayers have driven the scientific community to the brink.
Your group project, spanning Modules 2–8, addresses these complexities affecting the future of energy.
Scenario. Leaders across the world have come to the realization that sound solutions are needed in order to address society’s energy concerns. As such, the United Nations (UN) has asked your group to develop a strategic plan to address the needs, wants, and concerns of society (for a country of your choice) as it relates to energy utilization. To do so, your group realizes that it must relinquish all pre-conceptions and take an unbiased look at the existing body of literature on energy. You have approximately seven weeks to research and develop this plan. At the end of the seven weeks, your group is to submit a professional presentation to UN officials for review.
Now that you have decided on the country you will focus on and have conducted preliminary research, construct an annotated bibliography using 10 reputable sources that correspond to the following energy situations in that country:
Social Concerns (2 sources)
Include a Title Page (same as that used for Module 2) and the areas listed above as headings. List each annotated article under its corresponding heading in alphabetical order. If an article applies to more than one area, list it under the area that is most applicable. Each annotation in your bibliography should consist of two paragraphs: a summary of the article (100 – 150 words) and a description of the authors (100 – 150 words).