Planning for a Sustainable Future With Wind, Water and the sun

Stanford Center for Professional Development

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About the course

Learn about transitioning to 100% clean, renewable energy and storage. Climate change, air pollution, and energy security are three of the most significant problems facing the world today. Solutions to these problems invariably require a large-scale conversion of our energy infrastructure. In this course, Professor Mark Jacobson provides proven methods and techniques to develop and evaluate strategies for changing the infrastructure at the local, regional, and global levels to provide a healthy and sustainable future. Jacobson is a longtime leader in climate science and the renewable energy transition. Much of the science behind the proposed U.S. legislation called "The Green New Deal" is anchored in Jacobson’s scholarship.

What you will learn

  • Solutions and actions needed to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy and storage
  • Alternative energy solutions and how to rank them in terms of multiple factors, including wind, water, solar, carbon-equivalent emissions, air pollution health impacts, land requirements, water requirements, reliability, and others
  • Wind as a case study for determining the world resource availability and viability of a sustainable energy source
  • The technical feasibility of powering the world and individual regions by considering the account costs, transmission needs, jobs, materials, and tradeoffs of the solutions you are evaluating

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Mark Jacobson

Mark Z. Jacobson is Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment and Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy. He received a B.S. in Civil Engi...

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