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The module will provide students with a global view of the major anthropogenic effects that arise from fossil fuel combustion and the main options to deal with this challenge. The module will provide students with a sound knowledge of realistic choices surrounding energy provision and use, climate change and the role of policy instruments so that they are in a better position to make rational judgements about these issues.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
• - Demonstrate an understanding of the principal factors driving global demand for primary energy.
• - Demonstrate an understanding of Critically analyse the link between fossil fuel combustion, and atmospheric CO2 concentration.
• Identify and formulate responses to key issues in energy economics and policy.
• Explain the key economic principles used to analyse energy and climate change policies and issues.
• Understand the key integration challenges in the drive towards a decarbonized energy system.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Field Trip/External Visits||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Fieldwork: Fieldwork on campus related to campus sustainability planning and developments. Students will be assigned to groups. Progress will be tracked via journals(written/audio/video/photo) as agreed in class||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Presentation: In class presentation of group project fieldwork and assigned project topic||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Online Multiple choice quiz at the end of the four module sections.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 1 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Not yet recorded.
|Professor Frank McDermott||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Lisa Ryan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr William Smith||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33||Fri 13:00 - 13:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Tues 13:00 - 13:50|