In preparation for your Signature Assignment and Presentation using PowerPoint slides in week 9, select a topic that is related to Physical Science. The signature Assignment will be divided into three parts.
- First, the introduction will introduce your topic, why it is considered important, and the consequences, if any, if not addressed. This part 1 will be due in week 5.
- Part 2 is the meat of your Signature Assignment. The three subcategories that Part 2 should address should be:
a. PESTEL issue (political, economic, strategic, technology, educational, and Legal) ramifications.
b. Analysis (qualitative or quantitative (preferred)
c. Resulting potential solutions
Include charts, graphs, pictorial depictions of the problem.
Part 2 will be due in week six.
3. Recommendations and Conclusions. The driver for this third section should be the analysis, theme, and the research conducted in part 2. Part 3 will be due in week 7.
4. All three parts will be turned in week 8 for final review, evaluation, and scoring. Prepare an 8-10 PowerPoint Slide brief which will include a title page slide, an agenda slide, the meat of the brief consisting of the three parts of your paper. The brief should include speaker notes, in-text citations, and a reference page.
When each of the parts is turned in, I will read, evaluate, and provide comments back as feedback. The feedback should be a source for each student to improve your paper and your brief so that the final paper and PowerPoint slide presentation should be nearly perfect. Both the final Signature Assignment course paper and PowerPoint slides will be turned in for final scoring in week 9.
Posted my part 1, now need the part 2
One of the pressing issues that the modern-day nations across the globe, including the United States are facing is the increasing need of renewable energy. It has been acknowledged that the local government in the United States has the potential of dramatically reducing its carbon footprint by directly generating or purchasing electricity from renewable sources that are noted to be clean sources, the most prominent one being solar energy. The economic and environmental benefits of using solar energy as the effective renewable energy form includes diversification of energy supply and reduction of dependence on imported fuels, generation of energy producing no greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels, and the creation of economic development and jobs in varied sectors.
While awareness is increasing about solar power being one of the most promising renewable energy technologies, adoption of the same is not up-to-the mark. Despite research being carried out about how solar energy is to be harnessed, it has not reached the level of popularity it demands. The underlying reasons for not embracing the solar energy technology are diverse in nature, taking into consideration policies articulated by the government as well as the interest of the public. It is to be commented that despite challenges faced in relation to the efficiency, reliability, and environmental effects of solar energy, the possibilities of using the technology n an extensive manner are not to be underestimated. Various scenarios might be presented as to why solar energy is not being utilized in a rapid manner across the society, but it is for sure that with relevant problem-solving approach much development can be achieved in the future. Use of renewable source of energy has become pivotal in the present times owing to the severe threat of climate change. It is vital that solar energy is utilized to the extent feasible as the benefits to be achieved are profound.
Solar Energy Industries Association. 2021. U.S. Solar Market Insight. Received from https://www.seia.org/us-solar-market-insight
United States Environmental Protection Agency. 2021. Local Renewable Energy Benefits and Resources. Retrieved from gov/statelocalenergy/local-renewable-energy-benefits-and-resources“>https://www.epa.gov/statelocalenergy/local-renewable-energy-benefits-and-resources