Display and discuss three important perspectives regarding energy policy.
The United States has had a difficult time developing a long-term energy policy because three different factors compete for top priority. Today you’ll be considering which you think should be the top priority.
Students are asked to consider three conflicting goals of America’s energy policy and to decide which of the three goals they support. Personalize each of the three goals to help students choose. Point out that security, environment, and job creation are real issues that Americans are considering every day when they try to decide which type of power plants to build. Review any terms that students may not understand.