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 examines proven methods and techniques to develop and evaluate strategies for changing infrastructure at local, regional and global levels to facilitate a sustainable energy 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
Case studies for determining wind as an available and viable sustainable energy source for the world
Technical feasibilities 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 Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University