Course Details

941: A Look at Renewable Energy

July 12, 13, 14, 15
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

The course will cover the features different forms of renewable energy, including wind, solar, hydropower, biofuels, biogas, energy recovery from waste streams, and energy from the ocean. We will also look at energy efficiency options we may use in our homes, commercial buildings, and transportation, including heating, light, and automobiles. The personal economics of some of the efficiency choices we may make will be touched upon. We will look briefly at energy storage options that will be necessary with widespread adoption of renewable energy sources. This study group has a high class size capacity.

Class Type: Lecture and Discussion

Class Format: Online

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Kenneth Hinga

Kenneth Hinga is a retired oceanographer and environmental scientist. After a career in marine research, he was a science advisor for the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service, dealing with agricultural-environmental issues and food safety.