Team Topics

First set (comments to inspire breadth)

Coal
Look up use of coal in Ohio electricity plants.
Look up recent US coal reserves estimates
Oil
Emphasize reserves of oil with its principal use in US.
Gas
Recent news of significant new finds of gas in Ohio vs. America.
What is future of exporting and importing gas?
Hydroelectricity
Could USA achieve France's 20% electricity from hydro?/
Wind
How important are costs of connecting to national grid?
Briefly contrast US efforts with major producers in other countries.
Solar
What country is major producer of solar panels? How competitive is USA?
Geothermal
question: regional availability
Greenhouse gases
Do all experts agree on which are greenhouse gases? Why?

Second Set

Here you must get outside your local resources and make sure you sample the broad concerns.
Population
See 20 May 2016 Science, special section on "Urban Planet" pp 904-947.
Water
Agriculture
Contrast Ohio interest here with coastal states.
Aquaculture
Hydrogen
Fuel Cells
Should a strong engineering college be involved? How about car manufacturers?
Mass Transit
Why are there no real plans for Columbus or Ohio?
Personal Transit
Nuclear Waste
Contrast efforts abroad with US ones?
Clean Buildings