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This course is designed to introduce students to the issues of energy in the 21st century – including food and fuels – which are inseparably linked – and will discuss energy production and utilization from the biology, engineering, economics, climate science, and social science perspectives. This course will cover the current production and utilization of energy, as well as the consequences of this use, examining finite fossil energy reserves, how food and energy are linked, impacts on the environment and climate, and the social and economic impacts of our present energy and food production and use. After the introductory lectures, we will examine the emerging field of sustainable energy, fuel and food production, emphasizing the importance of developing energy efficient and sustainable methods of production, and how these new technologies can contribute to replacing the diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, and reduce the consequences of carbon dioxide release into the environment. This course will also cover the importance of creating a sustainable energy future for all societies including those of the developing world. Lectures will be prepared and delivered by leading UC San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography faculty and industry professionals across these areas of expertise....
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Recommandé : 45 hours of videos, quizzes and peer reviews

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English

Sous-titres : English, Spanish

Compétences que vous acquerrez

EnergySustainable EnergyEnergy SystemsEnvironmental Protection
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Dates limites flexibles

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Recommandé : 45 hours of videos, quizzes and peer reviews

Approx. 35 heures pour terminer
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English

Sous-titres : English, Spanish

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

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General Course Materials

Course overview materials, including syllabus, lecturer information, grading criteria, and external notices and resources....
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7 lectures
Reading7 lectures
Syllabus10 min
How to Use Discussion Forums10 min
Glossary10 min
Social Media Resources10 min
Lecturers10 min
Get to Know Your Classmates10 min
Additional Opportunities10 min
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Introduction to Energy

Introduces the basics of energy, covers finite energy sources like petroleum, looks at how energy and food are related, and examines the scale of current and future energy consumption and what renewable energy options can meet that demand....
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10 vidéos (Total 110 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
Introduction to Energy Part 211 min
Energy and Modern Agriculture Part 111 min
Energy and Modern Agriculture Part 2 12 min
Petroleum Part 1 10 min
Petroleum Part 2 6 min
Energy by the Numbers Part 113 min
Energy by the Numbers Part 29 min
What Scales to Meet Energy Demand? Part 1 11 min
What Scales to Meet Energy Demand? Part 2 9 min
Reading5 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Introduction to Energy Quiz20 min

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6 heures pour terminer

Physical Energy Sources

Looks at some of the alternative energy options from the physical sciences domain, including wind energy, photovoltaic and photothermal energy, and nuclear energy. It also covers energy storage and electric vehicles, and energy efficiency and smart grid technologies....
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12 vidéos (Total 141 min), 6 lectures, 2 quiz
Video12 vidéos
Future Energy Needs and Consequences from a Physical Sciences Perspective Part 215 min
Wind Power and Turbine Technologies Part 115 min
Wind Power and Turbine Technologies Part 26 min
The Future of Nuclear Energy Part 114 min
The Future of Nuclear Energy Part 210 min
Photovoltaic and Photothermal Energy Production Part 117 min
Photovoltaic and Photothermal Energy Production Part 27 min
Electric Vehicles and Storage Technologies Part 113 min
Electric Vehicles and Storage Technologies Part 28 min
Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid Part 113 min
Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid Part 27 min
Reading6 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Physical Energy Sources Quiz40 min

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Introduction to Biological Energy Sources

Provides an overview of the different biological energy sources including plants and algae. It explains what biofuels are, how they are produced, and the pros and cons of different biological sources. ...
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2 vidéos (Total 27 min), 1 lecture
Video2 vidéos
Where Do We Go From Here? Biological Energy Options Part 216 min
Reading1 lecture
Learning Objectives10 min

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2 heures pour terminer

Plant Biofuel

Discusses various plant-based fuels including corn ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, and jatropha biodiesel. It will cover the different technologies used, the pros and cons of each source, and current production around the world....
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6 vidéos (Total 77 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Corn Ethanol Part 29 min
Cellulosic Ethanol Part 120 min
Cellulosic Ethanol Part 27 min
Jatropha Part 117 min
Jatropha Part 210 min
Reading3 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Intro to Biological Energy Sources and Plant Biofuel Quiz20 min
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par AMSep 29th 2016

Very informative course even for someone with a prior knowledge in a particular segment in renewable energy. Covers diverse energy resources along with economic, and environmental considerations.

par JJOct 31st 2016

Great learning experience! Easy way to get an idea of the work that is being done to better our lives in the future in terms of energy. Very interesting lectures and would highly recommend it.

Enseignant

Dr. Stephen Mayfield

Professor of Molecular Biology
University of California San Diego

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