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GEOL 230 Energy Resources and Environment

4 s.h.

This course provides an overview of the basic geologic, engineering, economic, and environmental factors controlling the availability and use of energy resources. Topics will include traditional energy resources (e.g. fossil fuels, uranium, and hydropower) and alternative energy resources (e.g. hydrogen fuel cells, wind, solar, geothermal, and tidal), as well as the mineral resources used to store, convert, and transport energy (e.g. batteries, engines, and electrical wiring). The course will emphasize the environmental consequences of the development and utilization of each resource, and the long-range sustainability of each resource. (LA)

Cross-Listed as ENVS 230.

Prerequisite: GEOL 120 or GEOL 115 or GEOL 150 or GEOL 182.

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