Persuasive Speech: Nuclear Energy Vs. Solar Energy

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Topic: Nuclear Energy is better then Solar Energy

General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: I hope after my speech, the class will be able to look at nuclear and solar energy in a different light.
Attention Getter
When I say the word solar energy, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? I bet words like renewable energy, environmentally friendly and no pollution comes to mind. Now when I say the nuclear, what pops into your head? Probably words like radiation, mutations and Homer Simpson pop into your head.
However, that is not the case. According to Mark A. Jones, Director of Nuclear Operations and Engineering at Hutchinson Island Nuclear Power Plant, during our interview stated: “Nuclear energy compared to solar energy brings less of an impact because nuclear energy doesn 't emit air pollution unlike other forms of energy. It also only needs the fraction of land the salon energy needs and self-contain its own waste from polluting the environment.”
Speaker Credibility
Now, it’s obvious that I’m no nuclear engineer, but it has always fascinated me. Growing up very close to Turkey Point nuclear plant in Miami and having a father that worked there, I was able to see things normal people wouldn 't have seen. I got to go into the training room where they train the new reactor operators. And this interest lead me to do more research on the other sources of energy and what I found lead me to this conclusion.
Specific Purpose
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