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EESC 3318 Alternative Energy: Why Aren't We There Yet? (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Oil, gas, and coal have historically provided the foundation of our domestic and global energy needs. It is becoming increasingly apparent that, to attain a sustainable society, we must shift away from these polluting, non-renewable fossil fuel resources. Alternative energy sources are non-polluting and renewable and are therefore logical replacements. Some are confused, however, as to why more progress hasn’t been made towards phasing out fossil fuels and transitioning to alternative energy. This course will delve into the benefits and cons of fossil fuels, as well as the stumbling blocks to implementing the following alternative energy technologies: hydropower, wave power, biomass, solar, geothermal, wind, hydrogen and nuclear energies.


Instructor(s): Jennifer Cole

Prerequisites: Environmental Systems: The Human Footprint (EESC2201).

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Last Updated: 27-Mar-15