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Introduction to Sustainable Energy

As part of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare, the Introduction to Sustainable Energy course assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner.

Lead by ANS Fellow, Prof. Michael W. Golay, this course will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals.

If you are not familiar with MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) here are a few things you should know:

  • OCW makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT’s subjects available online and free of charge.
  • No registration, no enrollment, and no grades or credits are offered.
  • MIT do not provide interaction or direct contact with MIT faculty, staff, or students.
  • There are no prerequisites to use OCW materials.
  • MIT encourages you to use, reuse, and mix our content so long as you follow their terms.
  • Share the knowledge you gain with your friends, family, and colleagues.

Since research and education in nuclear science and engineering first began at MIT, OCW has a variety of courses  in its Nuclear Science and Engineering category.  Visit MIT OpenCourseWare to take any one of them.

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