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Sustainable Energy for the 21st Century

ISEN 210

(Taught in collaboration with Professor Mark Ratner) This survey course provides an overview of energy issues in the context of climate change and global sustainability. Energy demand for industrial, transportation, housing and commercial uses are presented, and strategies for demand reduction are discussed. Energy supply is presented from the point of view of mature  echnologies (fossil and nuclear fuels, hydro power) and upcoming, renewable sources (solar, wind, geothermal, wave and tidal, biofuels). Finally, issues associated with energy storage (batteries) and transport (smart net) are discussed with particular emphasis on the hydrogen econo