課程資訊
課程名稱
能源與環境
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT 
開課學期
94-2 
授課對象
理學院  大氣科學研究所  
授課教師
徐光蓉 
課號
AtmSci5020 
課程識別碼
229 U4170 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一3,4,@(10:20~) 
上課地點
大氣系A104 
備註
 
 
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課程概述

All living creatures require some forms of energy to sustain life and reproduce. Besides the basic needs, human need additional energy to work, leisure, and other activities. As human population grows with the fast industrial development, secure and steady supply of energy resources become key factor in economic development. Currently the major portion of commercial energy depend on fossil fuels and nuclear. The quantities of these energy sources are of limited supplies.

Besides the problem with supply security, almost all major environmental problems can trace their origins to the uses of energy. According to estimates, there is no immediate threat of fossil scarcity, no immediate danger of having disastrous environmental impacts, more and more evidences indicate those are inevitable and will happen in our lifetime. This course means to provide students the fundamentals of energy systems, and their influences on the environment. Their relationships with economic trend and energy policy will be mentioned. 

課程目標
First part will introduce various energy resources and the corresponding technologies. It will cover the usual conversion of energy, the demand and trend for energy. The global perspectives will be discussed.

Second part will discuss the details of the commercial energy technology. Fossil fuel consumption and their environmental impacts will be studied first. Next we will discuss the technology of nuclear fission technology, the nuclear fuel cycle and its impact. The economics of electric power will be discussed.

The third unit will focus on the alternative energy. Potential alternative technologies are introduced, along with current limitations, and future perspectives.

The last unit will address the problem of energy use with climate change problem. The international responses to the global change issue, negotiations, policy measures will be discussed. Finally we will discuss Taiwan's response to the climate change issue.  
課程要求
 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
Cassedy, Edward S. and Peter Z. Grossman,  
指定閱讀
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Homework 
30% 
energy unit transfer, power plants' cost, renewable energy requirements 
2. 
final paper 
70% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/20,2/21  Introduction: structure of the course. Linkages between energy and other dimensions: energy — economy, energy — environment, energy — national /& international security. 
第2週
2/27,2/28  Basic concepts; units of measurement; terms (energy consumption per GDP, …), magnitudes, and scenarios. 
第3週
3/06,3/07  Physics of Energy 
第4週
3/13,3/14  Engineering Analysis of Energy system: components, efficiency, and characteristics of electricity. 
第5週
3/20,3/21  Energy resources assessment  
第6週
3/27,3/28  Current energy demand (consumption) and supply 
第8週
4/10,4/11  World Oil and Gas Markets and vulnerabilities 
第9週
4/17,4/18  Environmental impact I: fossil fuel; outdoor and indoor. 
第10週
4/24,4/25  Environmental impact II: Nuclear power 
第11週
5/01,5/02  Environmental impact III: Cost of damages 
第12週
5/08,5/09  Economics of energy supply and demand 
第13週
5/15,5/16  Instrument for analyzing energy policy (Restructuring Electricity System 
第14週
5/22,5/23  Energy and climate change 
第15週
5/29,5/30  Energy and Climate change II (different prospective) 
第16週
6/05,6/06  Option I: increase energy efficiency of end-user;  
第17週
6/12,6/13  Option II: Renewable energy technologies; 
第18週
6/19,6/20  Fuel cell and Hydrogen economy