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851-0544-05L  Energy Transformations: History and Present

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersM. Gisler
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractSince Fukushima Energiewende (energy transformation) is on everyone's lips. Technical and economic considerations, however, dominate the discourse while social dimensions are neglected. In this course we focus on the social challenges by linking the current energy transformation with former ones.
ObjectiveOver the last 150 years the energy basis of our society has fundamentally shifted. Not only did energy supply and demand increase manifold but also technology, property and organization as well as industrial use and private consumption changed in profound ways. Students get familiar with both the long-term transformation of our energy basis and short-term phases of irreversible change. By this, they become aware of the historical dimension and the social challenges of today's Energiewende.
Prerequisites / NoticeNachträgliche Aufnahme in den Kurs ist nicht möglich. Falls Sie an der ersten Sitzung verhindert sind, müssen Sie sich vorgängig melden.