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Wind turbines

Wind turbines

Dr. Michael Webber, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Texas at Austin, will share his insights and candid views about the best and worst of US energy practice. His fast-paced and information-packed lectures will include real-world examples, entertaining anecdotes, engineering fundamentals, historical perspectives, and an outlook for the future of energy. This crash course is perfect for people who want an energy credential or a graduate class in energy, but only have a few days to spare.

In addition to Dr. Webber, there will be a number of guest lecturers, including Mr. John Baker, Chief Strategy Officer for Austin Energy, Dr. Werner Lang, director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Dr. Jeremy Meyers, Dr. Philip Schmidt, and State Representative Mark Strama.

The course will include the following topics:

Solar energy collectors

Solar energy collectors

  • Energy Basics and Fundamentals
  • Energy Uses in America
  • Thermodynamics and Efficiency
  • Fossil Fuels: Coal, Oil, Natural Gas
  • Unconventional Fossil Fuels and Liquids
  • Renewable Power
  • The Electricity Sector
  • Advanced Transportation
  • Biofuels
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Energy and Water
  • Energy and Food
  • Energy Policy
  • Energy and the Economy
  • Energy, Geography and National Security
  • Approaches to Conservation
  • Energy and Culture
  • Critical Technologies of the Future
  • Energy and Humanity
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