Sustainable Energy - without the hot air

Sustainable Energy - without the hot air

Information for teachers

Review By Paul Bianchi

High school Physics teachers - buy this book!
I had been looking around for some time for a book that would not only break out the issues involved in sustainable energy technologies but also provide some of the numbers. Look no further. I used this book as the basis of an independent study project with one student, but liked it so much that I intend to use it for a sustainable energy unit for my intro Physics class. The book could probably be used as-is for a two-week unit. The author does a first-rate job framing the issues, openly stating the working assumptions, providing sources for data used, wrapping it all up in clear explanation with dry British wit. Hands down the most useful - and probably most important - book I've read in years. from amazon.com

List of people and organisations known to be using SEWTHA in teaching

  • ETH Zurich : Computer Science : SmartEnergy HS2014 - Prof. Dr. Friedemann Mattern & Verena Tiefenbeck.
  • University of Newcastle, Australia: "GENG1600 Sustainable energy - the Australian setting", Associate Professor Steve Weller.
  • Jinny Rhee, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, San Jose State University
  • "Physics for Future Presidents" - University of Colorado. Ryan Smith, JILA.
  • "Energy Efficiency for Sustainability", a final year undergraduate module in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Nottingham. Dr Steve Pickering, Assoc. Prof. and Reader in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Chris Schilling, Saginaw Valley State University - "a great set of lessons for a high school algebra class."
  • Sustainable Technology through Advanced Interdisciplinary Research (STAIR) program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Graduate curriculum in sustainability is using "Sustainable Energy - without the hot air". David Keffer, Director
  • Professors A. B. Anton and J. W. Tester. CHEME 6660 Analysis of Sustainable Energy Systems. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University
  • Graduate seminar, University of Colorado. Instructor: Roger Pielke, Jr.
  • Junior-level mechanical engineering Alternative energy course, Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. Dr Chris Schilling.
  • Graduate School of the Environment (GSE), Machynlleth. Renewable Energy in the Built Environment course (REBE), based at the Centre of Alternative Technology (CAT). Chris Laughton.
  • Simon Fraser University [Select "Fall 2010 - Energy"]. Mark L Winston. pdf
  • Raghuveer Parthasarathy, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Oregon. Has used parts of SEWTHA in two physics courses I teach on "Energy and the Environment" and "Solar and Renewable Energies" for non-science-major undergraduates at the University of Oregon.
  • University of Illinois - Graduate certificate program in "energy and sustainability engineering (EaSE)". - Prof John Abelson John R Abelson 217-333-7258 Department of Materials Science and Engineering 1304 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801
  • Environmental Science class, Spring 2011, Transylvania University, Kentucky; Dr. James Wagner, Professor of Biology
  • Energy Resources for North Carolina teachers
  • SEWTHA is the primary text of the "Energy Issues and Alternatives" course at Brigham Young University - Idaho. Instructor: Kevin Kelley, Department of Physics
  • SEWTHA is the course text for a course called PHYS217 'Energy Future' at UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, starting Autumn 2012

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