Non-renewable Resources:

Renewable Resources:


Research how much electricity is ACtually produced by solar compared to the other renewables.

https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3  This site shows how much electricity is produced by each type of energy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/power-plants/?utm_term=.3a6ac5dd0e51

https://qz.com/953614/california-produced-so-much-power-from-solar-energy-this-spring-that-wholesale-electricity-prices-turned-negative/

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24052016/solar-energy-27-gigawatts-united-states-one-million-rooftop-panels-climate-change-china-germany


Research how wind and solar compare to other renewables.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/solar-wind-renewable-energy-record/

http://www.bechtel.com/projects/ivanpah-solar-electric-generating-system/

 

Research whether windmills create micro climates and/or affect local climates

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wind-power-found-to-affect-local-climate/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/myth-debunked-wind-farms-dont-alter-climate-180949701/

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36131442

https://www.masterresource.org/climate-sensitivity-climate-change/nano-climate-change-an-issue-for-industrial-wind/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2015/02/09/top-10-global-warming-lies-that-may-shock-you/#7db5ea5353a5


In March 2017, solar and wind produced 10% of the nation’s electricity.  The contribution of solar to this happened only during about 4 hours each day.  March is probably one of the lowest energy useage months.