Are you confused by the discussions about the role of coal and gas in today’s electricity supply? Is nuclear the answer to climate change problems but you have concerns about its safety, not to mention how these fuels fit in a sustainable energy supply?
The Low Emission Technologies and Supply Systems Certificate, which is part of the Sustainable Energy MicroMasters Program and is also offered by EdX in partnership with University of Queensland - UQx, examines electricity generation from traditional sources including coal, gas and nuclear, and describes recent developments to improve efficiency and environmental performance. This includes the use of carbon capture and storage technology as a way of decarbonising electricity. We will also examine carbon intensive industries such as cement, steel making, paper, pulp and fertiliser production as well as carbon intensive transportation fuels.
You will be exposed to a number of the arguments for and against the use of fossil fuels. The course will help you to understand their role in the transition to a sustainable future and what the trade-offs might include.
What you'll learn
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8 weeks, 8 to 10 hours per week
Diego Schmeda Lopez - Postdoctoral research fellow at the Dow Centre, The University of Queensland
Geoff Bongers - Adjunct Professor, The University of Queensland
Martin Oettinger - Deputy Director, Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technologies Limited (ACALET)
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.Schedule IELTS
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