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Represent one of the following energy technology companies:

  • Fossil Fuels
  • Geothermal
  • Hydroelectric
  • Nuclear
  • Ocean
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Other Alternative Energy Sources
  • Create a company name, logo and slogan. (This is for positive public relations. The companies are public owned stocks; the more stocks they sell, the more money they have available to grow.)

    Research your technology. Go to resources to get started.

    Present to the city council:
    * how your energy technology works
    * merits (what is good about your type of energy?/why should the council choose you?)
    * current examples of your technology/how much power is produced
    * where the power plant should be built
    * economics (how much to build and operate/how much to charge customers)
    * impact on the environment (air, water, land, etc.)
    * impact on the community (economic/homes lost through eminent domain/jobs lost/gained)

    Be prepared to discuss shortcomings of your competitor's energy technology. Also, be prepared to provide a rebuttal to any of their attacks on your energy technology!

    Ask questions and get answers at SCORE Ask A Scientist

    NOTICE: Some representatives from the local community will take a "no growth" approach. They will attack all of the proposals and argue why a new power plant is NOT needed. They will also represent all of the potentially displaced people.

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