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PDFs of lecture slides will be posted prior to the lecture.
|1||8-27||Kammen||1. How Energy Use Shapes Society & the Environment|| Readings
|2||9-1||Kammen||2. Energy Toolkit I: Units, Forecasts, and the Back-of-the-Envelope||Readings
|2||9-3||Kammen||3. Energy Toolkit II: Fuels, Energy Content & Basics of Combustion||Readings
|3||9-8||Kammen||4. Energy for ‘the South’ I: Energy Transitions and Development||Reading
|3||9-10||Kammen||5. Energy for ‘the South’ II: Biomass, Households, and Gender||Reading
|4||9-15||Kammen||6. Energy Toolkit III: Energy Thermodynamics||Reading
|4||9-17||Kammen||7. Energy Toolkit IV: Thermodynamics of Modern Power Plants||Reading
|5||9-22||Kammen||8. ‘Hydrocarbon Man’||Reading|
|5||9-24||Kammen||9. Evolution of the Modern Energy Economy||Reading
|6||9-29||Kammen||10. Energy Toolkit V: Economic Analysis of Energy Systems||Reading
|6||10-1||Horvath||11. Energy Toolkit VI: Life-Cycle Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis||Reading|
|7||10-6||Hirsh!!||12. Energy Efficiency and the Utility: Special Guest Lecture from Richard Hirsh, author of Power Loss|
|7||10-8||Kammen||13. Energy Efficiency I and II: Devices, Buildings as Energy Systems||Reading|
|8||10-13||Callaway||14. Electricity Grids: Managing the Network||
In class mid-term exam
|10||10-27||Peterson||16. Nuclear Energy I: Physics and Engineering – Fission/Fusion|
|10||10-29||Budnitz||17. Nuclear Energy II: Waste, Risk & Economics|
|11||11-3||Kammen||18. Energy and Environmental Justice / Designing Policy Memos|
|11||11-5||Kammen||19. Renewable Energy I: Solar Energy|
|12||11-10||Kammen||20. Renewable Energy II: Wind, Geothermal, and Hydropower|
|12||11-12||Gur||21. Renewable Energy III: Electrochemistry, hydrogen, batteries, and fuel cells|
|13||11-17||Kammen||22. Renewable Energy IV: Industrial Bioenergy and Land Use|
|13||11-19||Kammen||23. International Energy Policy|
|14||11-24||Kammen||24. Transportation systems and policies|
|15||12-1||Kammen||24. Climate Change I: Energy and Climate|
|15||12-3||Kammen||25. Climate Change II: Energy Policy|
Final Exam (Group 5: Dec 15, 8AM - 11AM)
Course Syllabus: Information on course policies, the assigned readings (including links to those articles), assignment due dates, and field trips are included in the syllabus. [Link]
Among the questions we will address in this course are:
• In what ways has fossil-fuel use defined the 20th Century? What about the 21st?
• What role is there for renewable energy and energy efficiency today and in the future?
• What is the role of nuclear power in our present and future energy mix?
• Could fuel cells or the hydrogen economy cause a revolution in the automotive industry?
• Is the U. S. ready to acknowledge and address global warming?
• How are energy issues different in developing nations from those in the ‘North’?
• What tools do you need to address these questions from an interdisciplinary perspective?
Interested in these questions? Then Energy and Society is for you.
In this course, you will develop an understanding—and a technically and socially deep working knowledge—of our energy technologies, policies, and options. This will include analysis of the different opportunities and impacts of energy systems that exist within and between groups defined by national, regional, household, ethnic, and gender distinctions. Analysis of the range of current and future energy choices will be stressed, as well as the role of energy in determining local environmental conditions and the global climate.
ER200/GSPP284 are graduate versions of ER100/GSPP184, and their lectures and sections are held in common. ER200/GSPP284 includes additional material, with added analytic tools and problems on both the problem sets and the examinations. Grading for the undergraduate and graduate courses are separate. Undergraduates must enroll in ER100/GSPP184, and graduate students must enroll in ER200/GSPP284.