To begin this assessment, research a specific renewable source of energy. Then, in a 3–4-page report, outline the pros and cons of this method of energy production. To build your argument and support your evaluation, address the following:

Identify and analyze the economic considerations (such as the cost per kilowatt for large-scale renewable energy source, costs of construction, and so forth) of using this method of energy production.
What are the environmental benefits of this energy source?
What are the environmental downsides, if any, to this renewable energy technology?
Analyze the risks to human health associated with this technology.
What conclusions have you reached with regards to this topic, and why?

Additional Requirements

Use the APA Paper Template (linked in the Resources under the Required Resources heading) to format your report.

Written Communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Length: This report should be 3–4 pages in content length. Include a separate title page and a separate references page.
Font and Font Size: Times New Roman, 12-point, double-spaced. Use Microsoft Word.
APA Formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
Number of Resources: You are required to cite a minimum of 2 scholarly resources. You may conduct independent research for resources and references to support your report. Provide a reference list and in-text citations for all of your resources, using APA format.

Renewable Energy Scoring Guide
Criteria Non-performance Basic Proficient Distinguished
Assess the economic issues associated with renewable energy technology.
Does not describe the economic issues associated with renewable energy technology. Describes the economic issues associated with renewable energy technology. Assesses the economic issues associated with renewable energy technology. Analyzes and evaluates the economic issues associated with renewable energy technology. Discusses possible sources of funding the technology.
Analyze the risks to human health associated with renewable energy technology.
Does not describe the risks to human health associated with renewable energy technology. Describes the risks to human health associated with renewable energy technology. Analyzes risks to human health associated with renewable energy technology. Analyzes and evaluates the risks to human health associated with renewable energy technology.
Illustrate the positives associated with renewable energy technology.
Does not list the positives associated with renewable energy technology. Lists the positives associated with renewable energy technology. Illustrates the positives associated with renewable energy technology. Analyzes positives associated with renewable energy technology.
Illustrate the negatives associated with renewable energy technology.
Does not list the negatives associated with renewable energy technology. Lists the negatives associated with renewable energy technology. Illustrates the negatives associated with renewable energy technology. Analyzes the negatives associated with renewable energy technology.
Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
Does not write in support a central idea in appropriate format. Does not use correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes in support of an idea with consistent format, but includes major errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes coherently, using evidence to support a central idea in a consistently appropriate format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.