Our Sustainable Energy Future
“Our Sustainable Energy Future: Role of Business and Technology” will be offered in October as one course category of “Leadership training and International Liberal Arts”, Global Scientists and Engineers Course－Advanced.
Advanced course students must attain 1 credit from this category in order to complete course requirements.
Our Sustainable Energy Future: Role of Business and Technology
Fossil fuels from coal, oil, and gas make up over 85% of the world’s energy supply. However, this is not sustainable as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and pollutants associated with the use of these fuels cause our planet to become hotter and hurt our well-beings. While the transition to a sustainable, clean energy is already underway, to move away fully from fossil fuels, trillions of dollars in investments is needed to drive the development of new innovations and their deployment around the world. Both public and business efforts will be needed to enable the technologies needed to meet these global goals. The transition to a sustainable energy future is an opportunity to meet multiple goals in economic growth, human development, jobs, energy security, clean air and water, and environmental protection. In this course, the students will acquire an understanding of energy technologies, policies, and responses to the climate challenges and making proposals that can contribute to sustainable energy future through group work.
In this course, Students will be able to understand the following;
(1) Impacts and opportunities of diverse energy systems in the context of their national, regional, sectoral, and cultural contexts.
(2) How energy choices affect outcomes in solving climate change, as well as addressing priorities in security, pollution, and economic competitiveness.
(3) Solutions that reduce and remove GHGs, and actions that enable adaptability to the changing climate.
And based on above understandings, students will make proposals that can contribute to sustainable energy future through group work.
●10/14 (Fri), 18(Tue), 21 (Fri),11/1 (Tue)
●10/25 (Tue)：10:00-14:00（１hour MTG, each group)
◆Mode of instruction：In-class
◆Language used ：English
◆Course number ：LAW.X427
◆ Instructor：Dr. Frank Hiroshi Ling
Please make “Course Regstration” through Web-System for Students and Faculty during ３Q Registration Period . After the period, please make “Course Addition.