*ESPP 90N. Future Energy Economies: Perspectives from the Past: Challenges for the Future

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Michael B. McElroy, Shaojie Song
  • Term: Fall
  • Days: W
  • Time: TBA
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 123858
  • Subject Area: Environmental Science and Public Policy

The seminar will provide a historical perspective on the development of the Chinese and Indian economies with emphasis on their energy sectors, including analysis of related environmental problems. Low-carbon energy options will be introduced, including opportunities for nuclear, wind, solar, hydro, and biofuels. Relations to the global energy systems will be discussed. The seminar will discuss tradeoffs implicit in these choices with respect to reconciling competing goals for environmental protection and economic development.