Why is Thoreau placed in jail? How does his arrest play into his larger strategy to convince the government to change its policies on slavery and the War with Mexico? Do you think his methods would work in our world today? Explain your answer. Feel free to consider any level of authority ranging from a student organization all the way up to the federal government.
Use Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau to answer the following question, about 1/4 of the essay should be answering the following prompt, while 3/4 of it should be supporting your opinion.
The advantages of Wave energy are straightforward and easily recognizable. There is an extremely large supply of ocean wave energy every day, it is a clean source of energy with little to no CO2 emissions, has the highest energy density compared to other renewable resources being 800 times more dense than air, it has negligible land use, there are a variety of ways to harness wave energy, and waves are easily predictable and consistent. However, the reason than wave energy has not been utilized around the globe is because currently, the disadvantages of the technology outweigh the advantages. It can be stated first that the technology has many technological and socio-economic hurdles to overcome. These challenges will be addressed in this section. The first issue is the need for advanced materials for wave energy converters. First and foremost, wave energy devices are exposed to very hard environmental conditions from the salinity of the water, storms, strong tides etc. The need for advanced materials to counteract this problem is prominent. Stated in World Energy Resources – Marine Energy, 2016 ‘ deployment and utilization of materials other than steel for the structure and prime mover, such as steel reinforced concrete, rubber or fiber reinforced polymer to provide advantages such as weight savings. Innovative device coatings will also help protect materials from corrosion, water absorption, cavitation, etc. in the marine environment.’. This in itself provides an issue which is, the more advanced the materials, the higher the cost. It will take research and development to find a balance between cost of material and life optimization. The next issue to be addressed is the high installation, maintenance and operation costs. For any of the offshore or even nearshore wave energy converters, the cost of installing the device especially with a seafloor foundation is huge and time costly. The speed of installation needs to be increased with advanced foundation installation techniques. Similar techniques need to be found to reduce the cost and time of retrieval for operation and maintenance. One of the largest issues with wave energy converters is the need for higher power outputs and efficiencies. Different structural configurations need to be tested to maximize the amount of energy that can be transferred by the wave. This will take time and is a key factor as to why many (WE>GET ANSWER Let’s block ads! (Why?)