Introduction to Sustainable Energy

Earth encompassed by recycling symbol.

Meeting energy needs in a sustainable manner is a global challenge. (Image by kuba at the Open Clip Art Library.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

22.081J / 2.650J / 10.291J / 1.818J / 2.65J / 10.391J / 11.371J / 22.811J / ESD.166J

As Taught In

Fall 2010

Level

Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments.

Archived Versions

Golay, Michael, Randall Field, William Green Jr., and John Wright. 22.081J Introduction to Sustainable Energy, Fall 2010. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/nuclear-engineering/22-081j-introduction-to-sustainable-energy-fall-2010 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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