ENERGY 178FS-01: Energy Policy for a Changing World

Fall 2023

Instructor: Brian Murray

This course establishes a broad introduction to contemporary energy topics related to power generation, delivery, energy conversion and efficiency. Both well-established and new methods of energy generation and conversion are discussed, focusing on electricity generation by fossil fuels, nuclear, solar, wind, hydropower and alternative energy technologies. Energy consumption by space heating/cooling systems and transportation are included in the course. Finally, the course explores the effects of modern energy systems on the environment. The course includes case studies and readings on systems using both fossil and renewable energy sources.

Part of Focus Program cluster: Global Energy: Past, Present and Future. Open only to first-year students in the Focus Program.

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