851-0609-04L  The Energy Challenge - The Role of Technology, Business and Society

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersR. Schubert, T. Schmidt, B. Steffen
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentPrerequisites: Basic knowledge in economics.

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AbstractIn recent years, energy security, risks, access and availability are important issues. Strongly redirecting and accelerating technological change on a sustainable low-carbon path is essential. The transformation of current energy systems into sustainable ones is not only a question of technology but also of the goals and influences of important actors like business, politics and society.
ObjectiveIn this course different options of sustainable energy systems like fossile energies, nuclear energy or all sorts of renewable energies are explained and discussed. The students should be able to understand and identify advantages and disadvantages of the different technological options and discuss their relevance in the business as well as in the societal context.
Lecture notesMaterials will be made available on the electronic learning platform: www.vwl.ethz.ch
LiteratureMaterials will be made available on the electronic learning platform: www.vwl.ethz.ch
Prerequisites / NoticeVarious lectures from different disciplines.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersR. Schubert, T. Schmidt, B. Steffen
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationIn accordance with the Directive on Measures in Teaching due to the Coronavirus Pandemic this end-of-semester examination will no longer be graded, but only evaluated with pass/fail.

Prüfung wird am Comupter am 4. Juni ab 14 Uhr im Raum ONA E 7 stattfinden.

Electronic exam will take place on June 4 starting at 2PM in room ONA E7.
Online examinationThe examination may take place on the computer.

Learning materials

Main linksee electronic platform
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851-0609-04 VThe Energy Challenge - The Role of Technology, Business and Society
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2 hrs
Tue17-19ER SA TZ »
17-19HG E 1.2 »
R. Schubert, T. Schmidt, B. Steffen


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