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Courses at Luleå university of technology

Sustainable Energy systems

7.5 Credits, Course, bachelor's level, F0040T
This course is about the ongoing energy transition. It provides a basic understanding of current energy systems, motivations and goals for the transition, and alternative future pathways and their implications.

Access to energy is crucial to society, but the supply and use of energy can also have a negative impact on the natural, built and social environments. In this course, we discuss the role of energy systems in achieving a more sustainable society. The course starts with analyzing the current global and national energy supply and use of energy based on statistics, along with an introduction to environmental challenges that follow from our current energy use. Then we introduce various solutions for transitioning to a more sustainable energy system with a focus on the climate goals, both through guest lectures, by experts in specific areas/sectors and by looking into the energy scenarios from the International Energy Agency. Throughout the course, we emphasise on information evaluation.


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Anna Krook-Riekkola

Anna Krook-Riekkola, Associate Professor

Organisation: Energy Engineering, Energy Science, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: +46 (0)920 492552