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ENVS 3340 Alternative Energy (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Modern civilization relies upon energy to support nearly all aspects of social and economic activity. Historically, this energy has come from fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas). However, important questions concerning the availability of these energy sources, as well as their social and environmental impacts, have contributed to an increasing interest in the development of alternative sources of energy (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, tidal and wave). Through an interdisciplinary lens, this course will explore the dynamics of this energy transition with a particular focus on sustainable energy systems and alternative energy resources. Students will be introduced to the technological, economic, political, and environmental dimensions of both conventional and alternative energy resources.


Instructor(s): Jonathan Krones

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 15-May-18