INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES
The subject of sustainable energy is the development and deployment of energy sources and systems that meet current and future energy needs while minimizing negative environmental, social, and economic impacts. Sustainable energy aims to provide clean, affordable, and reliable energy to support economic development, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air and water quality, and enhance energy security.
The subject of sustainable energy encompasses a wide range of topics, including renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and conservation, environmental and social impacts of energy, policy and regulatory frameworks, sustainable energy projects and programs, emerging technologies, and ethical and social dimensions of energy transitions. Sustainable energy is a multidisciplinary field that integrates technical, economic, environmental, and social perspectives to promote a more sustainable and equitable energy future.
Course outline covers a broad range of topics related to sustainable energy, including renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and conservation, environmental impacts, policy and regulatory frameworks, sustainable energy projects and programs, emerging technologies, case studies and examples, ethical and social dimensions, and future directions.
CONTENT AND METHOD
Understand the principles and concepts of sustainable energy, including renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, and energy conservation.
Analyze the environmental, economic, and social impacts of different energy sources and technologies.
Understand the role of government policies, regulations, and incentives in promoting sustainable energy.
Evaluate the feasibility and potential of various renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, and biomass.
Communicate effectively and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including policymakers, industry representatives, and community members, on issues related to sustainable energy.
Develop skills to design, implement, and evaluate sustainable energy projects and programs.
Explore the potential of innovative and emerging technologies in sustainable energy, such as energy storage, smart grids, and electric vehicles.
Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address real-world challenges related to sustainable energy.
Analyze the ethical and social implications of sustainable energy, including energy access, equity, and justice.
TEXTBOOKS AND REFERENCE MATERIALS
Tài liệu học tập:
- Introduction to Renewable Energy, (Energy and the Environment) 2nd Edition, (2015), Vaughn C. Nelson and Kenneth L. Starcher.
- Handbook of Renewable Energy 1st ed. 2017 Edition by Walter Leal Filho (Editor).
- International Energy Agency (IEA). (2021). Sustainable Energy for All. Retrieved from https://www.iea.org/reports/sustainable-energy-for-all
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). (2021). Sustainable Energy. Retrieved from https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals/goal-7-affordable-and-clean-energy.html
- International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). (2021). Renewable Energy Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.irena.org/statistics/Overview
- World Energy Council. (2021). World Energy Resources: 2021 Survey. Retrieved from https://www.worldenergy.org/data/resources/
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). (2021). Energy Analysis. Retrieved from https://www.nrel.gov/analysis/
- International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering (ICSEEE). (2021). Conference Proceedings. Retrieved from https://www.icseee.org/proceedings.html
- Journal of Sustainable Energy and Environment (JSEE). (2021). Retrieved from http://www.jseejournal.com/
- Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments (SETA). (2021). Retrieved from https://www.journals.elsevier.com/sustainable-energy-technologies-and-assessments
- Energy Policy. (2021). Journal homepage. Retrieved from https://www.journals.elsevier.com/energy-policy
- Morning 8:30 – 11:30 (break 15 mins)
- Afternoon 13:30 – 16:30 (break 15 mins)
Lecturers from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam National University