Energy Sustainability: An examination of US, New England and Connecticut Energy|
Spring 2022 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course will survey the state of energy generation and use in Connecticut, New England, and the U.S. It will include fundamental characteristics of fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy, plus their impact on the local and national energy grid. It will examine how utilities maintain power, including the variable nature of many renewable sources. The course will also examine fuel reliability and impact on local and global air pollution. The course will examine pathways forward for the local and national energy grid. One to two site visits may be incorporated as part of the class, with potential sites including: ISO New England (Holyoke, Mass.), Trash-to-Energy (Hartford, Conn.), combined cycle plant, Kleen Energy plant (Middletown, Conn.), and Combined Heat & Power (UConn Cogen).
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)
It is highly recommended that students have one semester of college physics. If you have questions about pre-requisites, please contact the instructor.
Crosslisted with ENVS253.
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