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Our Energy Future

This course is designed to introduce students to the issues of energy in the 21st century – including food and fuels – which are inseparably linked – and will discuss energy production and utilization from the biology, engineering, economics, climate science, and social science perspectives. This course will cover the current production and utilization of energy, as well as the consequences of this use, examining finite fossil energy reserves, how food and energy are linked, impacts on the environment and climate, and the social and economic impacts of our present energy and food production and use. After the introductory lectures, we will examine the emerging field of sustainable energy, fuel and food production, emphasizing the importance of developing energy efficient and sustainable methods of production, and how these new technologies can contribute to replacing the diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, and reduce the consequences of carbon dioxide release into the environment. This course will also cover the importance of creating a sustainable energy future for all societies including those of the developing world. Lectures will be prepared and delivered by leading UC San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography faculty and industry professionals across these areas of expertise.

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Rating 4.7 based on 146 ratings
Length 10 weeks
Effort 45 hours of videos, quizzes and peer reviews
Starts Jul 6 (3 days ago)
Cost $49
From University of California San Diego via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Stephen Mayfield
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Language English
Subjects Engineering Social Sciences Science
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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our energy future in 5 reviews

A week thought through collection of different aspects regarding our energy future.

you must take this course if you want to know basicly about energy past, present, future Excellent, in-depth overview of today's challenges for Our Energy Future For every person with social responsibility.

I am very thankful to the instructors as they allowed me to learn some great things about OUR ENERGY FUTURE Good overview of some of the efforts made towards alternative energies as well as the trends and status of the current energy industry.

Its a good place to begin with A very detailed analysis of the present scenario of energy and also what our energy future will be like.

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fossil fuels in 3 reviews

Very interesting course with a lot of information on the renewable energies of the moment, its operation, numbers on it and advantages and disadvantages, also a lot of information about fossil fuels, in short an energetic vision of the moment.

The course certainly conveys the ominous threat that climate change and energy/sustainability pose to future human and economic development the approach that give about energy consumption is completely reasonable , overcomes in certainly the classic point of view about fossil fuels, we need that our generation take this side to innovate for rearrange the use of energy and supporting the wise use of fossil fuels Good Immensely informative and interesting at the same time !

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insight into in 3 reviews

awesome course Wow such an amazing insight into the subject.

excellent course, learned a lot It gives great insight into biofuel production, but also how other renewable energies work, and the necessity of them coming together to cope with global energy demand :) Not Realy related to energy, mostly Bio fuel Excellent course!!!.

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de la in 3 reviews

Toca perfectamente las temáticas para desarrollar un futuro enfocado en energías renovables , aspectos desde económicos, físicos, científicos, politicos con el actual sistema de energía y las repercusiones que conlleva el manejo inadecuado de los recursos así como los efectos de la contaminación en el mundo.

90% de la información es nueva para mí y sé que la aprovecharé para desarrollar una idea que tengo para crear mi propia empresa que sea ambientalmente amigable Too much information for a short amount of time to compile.

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but also in 3 reviews

I appreciate the fact that the course addressed not only the technical details of each of the most promising technologies that are being developed in the energy sector but also the socioeconomic and political issues that we need to face in order to make a meaningful dent in the negative impact humanity has on the world.

Amazingly informative and thr Basic but comprehensive introduction to climate and energy topic- but also very well done so far.

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I recommend it.

Very interesting lectures and would highly recommend it.

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Food Department $28k

Food cook $31k

Food Processor $39k

Fast Food $42k

Food demonstrator $49k

Food and Beverage 2 $51k

Food Scientist (Food Solutions) $53k

Food Production Manager $58k

Food $62k

Food Chemist $66k

Food Professional $66k

Food Science $86k

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Rating 4.7 based on 146 ratings
Length 10 weeks
Effort 45 hours of videos, quizzes and peer reviews
Starts Jul 6 (3 days ago)
Cost $49
From University of California San Diego via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Stephen Mayfield
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Engineering Social Sciences Science
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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