NIGK13005U  Energy Systems and Climate Mitigation

Volume 2015/2016

MSc Programme in Climate Change
MSc Programme in Agriculture


1. Introduction: Basic energy concepts and thermodynamics. 

2. Energy and economic development. 

3. Renewable and non-renewable energy resources and energy technologies 

4. Energy production and it’s climate impacts. 

5. Energy systems management

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 technologies. 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

Basic understanding of natural and anthropogenic drivers of climate change or qualifications corresponding to courses:
Climate change, and interdisciplinary challenge, NIGK13004U
Climate change, impacts, adaption and mitigation, LNAK10069U
Combined lectures, excercises and essays.
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 4 hours under invigilation
The course has been selected for ITX exam at Peter Bangs Vej.
All aids allowed

NB: If the exam is held at the ITX, the ITX will provide you a computer. Private computer, tablet or mobile phone CANNOT be brought along to the exam. Books and notes should be brought on paper or saved on a USB key.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners

As ordinary exam. If less than 10 students are signed up the re-exam will be oral.

Criteria for exam assesment

Please see learning outcome.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Excursions
  • 16
  • Lectures
  • 100
  • Theory exercises
  • 78
  • Exam
  • 12
  • Total
  • 206