Energy Future: The Technical and Social Barriers to Large-Scale Sustainable Energy (PHYS 217)

PHYS 217

5 credits


Location: Physics and Astronomy (PAA) Room A118

Schedule: MW 2:30-4:20; Th 2:30-3:20

Department: Physics

Quarter: Fall

Instructor: Gerald Seidler (PHYS)

Surveys the scientific, technological, and social barriers to large-scale renewable energy implementation. Includes discussion of solar, wind, nuclear, and other sustainable modalities; energy efficiency; large-scale energy storage; the greenhouse effect; and numerous domestic and international case studies of sustainable energy efforts.