Sustainable Energy for a Greener Tomorrow
About the Course:
This course will give an introduction to energy topics and explore the social, environmental and economic consequences of our carbon-based economy. We depend on energy to fuel our cars and airplanes, grow and transport our food, light our cities, warm our homes, cook our food, and power our machinery, appliances, and electronics. As we continue to deplete our resources (and pollute our air and water in the process), the challenge to satisfy our energy needs continues to mount. How will our generation respond? We will use guest speakers, article presentations, fun projects, involved debates, and films to explore the energy cycle – tracing its origins, distribution, consumption, and waste. We’ll also calculate our personal carbon footprint as well as learn about the many opportunities available to become more energy efficient. This course is facilitated by PowerSave Campus interns. The Alliance to Save Energy’s PowerSave Campus Program is a student-led initiative that educates the campus community on energy efficiency, achieves energy savings, and encourages the next generation of energy efficiency professionals by building pathways to green careers, realizing measurable energy savings, infusing energy concepts into academic curricula, and promoting energy efficiency outreach.
How to Enroll:
First come, first served. We plan on taking up to 30 students, and there have been semesters where as many as 60 students have showed up, so be sure to attend the first day of class for enrollment details!
Course Contact: vmurthy AT berkeley.edu; aridam.kumar AT berkeley.edu
Faculty Sponsor: Daniel Kammen
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