Energy Economics and Human Development
Learn about the economic development course that covers energy trade-off between environment and economic development.Publisher: NPTEL
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This course focuses on the most important aspects related to the energy economy, energy systems, renewable and non-renewable energy resources and the environmental impact they have on society and economy.
The course begins with basic concepts such as the flow diagram, current energy trends, and presents three examples of the energy systems and energy use balances of three different countries. You will learn to perform analysis of different energy systems and the best way to develop energy systems, maximizing efficiency with affordable costs.
Later you will learn about the main elements related to the energy economy, its importance and usefulness to face the challenges that a world with sustainable energy systems implies for a good quality life. You will also learn energy economics and the viability of energy efficiency.
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Basics of Energy Use and Environmental Impact
Basics of Energy Use and Environmental Impact - Learning Outcomes
Fundamentals of Energy Use
Energy Use and Energy Balance of a Country
Energy and Environment Impact
Fuels and CO2 Emissions Relative to The Economy
Basics of Energy Use and Environmental Impact - Lesson Summary
Energy and Human Development
Energy and Human Development - Learning Outcomes
Energy Systems and Related Basics
Energy Inequality and Energy Systems
Energy and Human Development - Lesson Summary
Energy Balance and Energy Economics
Energy Balance and Energy Economics - Learning Outcomes
Inflation and Cost of Saved Energy
Energy Balance of a Country
Energy Economics and Capital Recovery Factor
Energy Balance and Energy Economics - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the energy balance of a country in terms of security.
- Discuss the pathways of end uses.
- Define the basic concepts associated with the use of energy and its transformation into useful energy.
- Describe the impact of energy systems on the environment.
- Describe some basic terms related to energy use calculations.
- Analyse the output of a power plant in terms of gross energy output or net energy output.
- Discuss the trade-off between environment and economic development in terms of the GDP.
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