ENG-410 / 2 crédits

Enseignant(s): Thalmann Philippe, Ballif Christophe, Binder Signer Claudia Rebeca

Langue: Anglais


Summary

This course examines the supply of energy from various angles: available resources, how they can be combined or substituted, their private and social costs, whether they can meet the demand, and how the transition to a renewable energy system can be fostered.

Content

Keywords

Energy resources
Energy supply
Energy prices
Energy costs
Energy transition
Renewable energy
Decarbonisation
Decoupling
Green growth
Sustainability

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Critique theories and proposals related to energy supply
  • Propose various scenarios for energy systems and their evolution
  • Reason on technical, social, political and economic issues
  • Explain the relationships between physical energy resources and energy supply
  • Differentiate between scientific and propaganda arguments
  • Restate concepts and mechanisms seen in class

Transversal skills

  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

In-depth teaching and educational support.

Assessment methods

Written exam

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Energy supply, economics and transition
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Energy supply, economics and transition
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Energy supply, economics and transition
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Energy supply, economics and transition
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Energy supply, economics and transition
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Energy supply, economics and transition
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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