NIGK13005U Energy Systems and Climate Mitigation

Volume 2013/2014
MSc Programme in Climate Change, Impacts, Mitigation, Adaptation
1. Introduction: Basic energy concepts and thermodynamics. Relations between climate change and energy systems.

2. Energy and economic development. Energy systems.

3. Renewable energy resources and technologies

4. Energy, agriculture, land use  and their climate impacts.

5. Regulation of the energy system

6. Case study: Planning a renewable energy supply.
Learning Outcome
The purpose of the course is to provide the student with an overview and understanding of energy systems, the associated energy technologies and their climate impact. Special emphasis will be given to renewable energy echnologies. A student having completed the course will be able to:

- Understand and describe the interrelations between the climate systems and the energy systems.
- Describe the renewable energy technologies available to mitigate climate change.

- Analyze exsisting energy systems, at all scales, and their contributions to climate change and mitigation
- Evaluate the appropriateness of alternative strategies for transformation of the energy systems for climate change mitigation

-Contribute constructively to the design of sustainable energy systems at all scales
- Work in inter-disciplinary groups to solve problems related to energy systems and climate change mitigation
David Coley (2008): Energy and Climate Change, Wiley
Combined lectures, excercises and essays.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 12
  • Excursions
  • 16
  • Lectures
  • 100
  • Theory exercises
  • 78
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 4 hours under invigilation
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Criteria for exam assesment
Passed according to the points described in learning outcome