This class explores our current energy system and the trends toward a lower carbon energy system. We discuss the technologies, the environmental and social implications, the economics and the applicable government policies and programs. With each lesson we encourage students to think critically about the complex interactions with any and all aspects of our energy system. Students from all disciplines--including the biological sciences, social science, business, engineering, architecture, design and more--will find this class informative and pertinent to their majors.
I loved this class! I really enjoyed all of the topics that were covered. I really liked the format that the class was in. Having all of these topics made me realize how complex renewable energy is."
Before starting this class, I had zero interest in learning about renewable energy, I needed to cover a liberal education requirement and this one fit perfectly into my busy schedule, so I decided to take it and I am so glad I did. The information in this class really brought to my attention that almost everything I do, can be related back to energy. It was really cool to see all the new technology being tested and developed to advance renewable energy."