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Despite serious knowledge gaps on the part of the public, energy is still on the minds of 8 out of 10 Americans, right after concerns for the economy, education, and healthcare. In the wake of this concern and confusion, "Energy: A Citizens' Solutions Guide" explains the essential facts about energy and its sources, with generous consideration for three complex and intertwined elements: cost, energy security and environmental impact. Public Agenda’s Citizens’ Solutions Guides are nonpartisan, unbiased resources to help you think through a difficult issue in alternative ways, weighing and evaluating values, priorities, pros, cons and tradeoffs. The Guides can also be used as discussion starters for community and group conversations and in classes. Note that the Citizens’ Solutions Guides are meant to help people start thinking and talking about an issue in productive ways — they are not meant to rigidly restrict thinking or dialogue. The perspectives described are not the only ways of dealing with the problem, nor are the viewpoints mutually exclusive in every respect. You can mix and match from different perspectives, or add additional related ideas.