Energy - Sources, Uses and Alternatives (ENVI5707)
UNIT OF STUDY
The environmental impacts and physical principles of energy generation and use are addressed in this unit of study. Major topics include discussion of the various energy sources, global energy resources, the economics associated with energy conversion, the politics and culture that surround energy conversion and use, and renewable energy technologies. A key aspect of the unit is the fostering of skills for performing simple but useful energy and greenhouse calculations. This unit of study includes several field trips to energy utilities and associated energy sites.
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2-hour lecture, 1-hour seminar per week and field trips.
Major essay, assignments, tutorial paper and presentation (100%).
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