The Energy Resources and Technology (EnE0401) Course introduces modern and traditional renewable and nonrenewable energy resources, exploring their utilization and trading development trends and future outlook. That follows with the representation of energy resources deployment options within available technologies, by distinguishing merits and demerits of these technologies.
Globally renewable energy technologies deployment become a turning point for saving the earth through mitigating environmental and climate change distress. Meanwhile, renewable energy technologies are associated with economic and technical feasibility bottlenecks that lead countries to rely on nonrenewable resource utilization with high potential for environmental distress. Therefore, viable energy strategies shape a combined model of renewable and nonrenewable energy technologies integration options for the most environmentally-friendly energy supply that could reduce climate change impact (especially in industrial countries) and improve energy efficiency and sustainability.
This course presents the importance of state-of-the-art energy resources and technologies in today's competitive global markets, focusing on exploiting and optimizing energy technologies scenarios for long-run sustainability. This course aims to enable students to learn about energy resources and technologies and practice emerging planning options for strategic energy supply and application. Besides, this course will help students to initiate feasibility studies for the combination of different energy resources and technologies in terms of socio-economic and sustainability measures that yield the high standard of energy scenarios analysis to pave the way to integrate not only the technical and technological aspects, usually focused on economic, environmental, institutional, and social considerations.