Environmental Impact of Electric Power Systems

Course Description

Energy sources. Energy and the Environment, global energy use and supply: production cycles of the electric power sources and their impacts on the environment. Fossil and Nuclear fuelled power plants, renewable energy. Understanding pollution and waste from electricity generation: air, water and land pollution. Sustainable electricity and comparison of the environmental impacts. Global warming and ozone problems. Energy security and climate changes. Advanced electricity generation technologies. Technical and economic characteristics of emission abatement technologies. Environmental regulations and standards. External costs. Methodologies for comparative assessment. Sustainability criteria. UNFCCC mechanisms. Emissions trading schemes.

Study Programmes

Postgraduate doctoral study programme


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ID 154710
  Winter semester
L3 English Level