Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the most significant problems facing the world today. Solutions to these problems invariably require a large-scale conversion of our energy infrastructure. This course will provide you with proven methods and techniques to develop and evaluate strategies for changing the infrastructure at the local, regional, and global levels to provide a healthy and sustainable future.
You Will Learn
- Alternative energy solutions and how to rank them in terms of multiple factors, including carbon-equivalent emissions, air pollution health impacts, land requirements, water requirements, reliability, and others
- Wind as a case study for determining the world resource availability and viability of a sustainable energy source
- The technical feasibility of powering the world and individual regions by considering the account costs, transmission needs, jobs, materials, and tradeoffs of the solutions you are evaluating
- Mark Z. Jacobson Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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