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Treece E. Hogan
Connie S. Douglas
11 February 2015
Another Way of Doing Things
As technology has progressed, there have been different discovered ways to produce
energy in ways that have been proven to be less harmful to the environment. Two articles are
present written by two different authors that have the same goal in common and that is to spread
awareness about alternative energy sources. David Hosansky brings forth a perspective that
agrees that alternative energy sources are beneficial, but sees deeper than this to write about how
the government stands and how the people of the United States of America are perceiving these
alternative sources. On the other hand, Harry T. Roman, writes to the individual that may not be
as concerned with politics, but yet wants to live a greener life and be more self-sufficient. The
concerns with these different sources of alternative energy should be directed in concepts like,
how do they affect the average person, community, and where does the government stand on
these new ideas?
Both writers are writing to individuals that are concerned with alternative energy sources,
however, David Hosansky uses factual information and showing all views upon his topic to show
his validity. He uses facts like Experts say surpassing the 20 percent goal may be unrealistic
without advances in technology because the challenges of intermittency and power transmission
become increasingly difficult as more wind power is introduced into the grid (Hosanky), to
address that there are negative effects within obtaining wind power. With the use of logic

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reasoning and facts to build his credibility he also touches how wind power can affect the
average person. By doing this, he shows both the positive and negative effects of wind power.
With the addition of political reference, he has built a very strong article about something that
many considered as only beneficial to society and to the world.
Mr. Roman has a well written article about solar electricity but does not have, to same
appeal, such a broad audience as Mr. Hosanskys. Romans article targets the average home
owner to address how they can use solar power to power their homes. This approach is good but
lacks the insertion of effects it may have within reality such as pros and cons about usage of solar
panels. Within Mr. Romans article is the source of very useful knowledge but readers may be
left hanging on to questions about topics like, how this is effecting people around me and if the
government has a stand point on adopting solar power.
When concerns, with these different sources of alternative energy, are directed in
concepts like, how do they affect the average person, community, and where does the
government stand on these new ideas. The average person can educate themselves and fully
understand all the consequences and out comes produced from the use of alternative energy
sources. Writer, David Hosansky, sees this broad spectrum of how these sources can affect
everyone and has dared to ask the questions directed towards the government to determine what
steps have been taken by them for and against these energy sources. What truly gives his article
the edge is how he unearths the result of the effects of the energy sources observing what
happens to society as a hole not just the big spenders.

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Work Cited
Hosansky, David. "Wind Power." CQ Researcher 1 Apr. 2011: 289-312. Web. 2 Feb. 2015
Roman, Harry T. "Solar Electricity For Homes." Tech Directions 71.6 (2012): 22-24. ERIC. Web.
2 Feb. 2015.