Course code: ENVRES 245
Recommended: ENERGY 102, CEE 173, CEE 207, EEARTHSYS 103 (or other energy technology background). This research seminar will evaluate the economic and greenhouse gas impacts of nascent, highly-innovative technologies. Areas of investigation to include electric, shared, and autonomous vehicles; innovation in buildings; manufacturing (3D printing, materials, and machine-to-machine communications); energy storage; big data (smart grid, resource exploration, customer segmentation); and distance engagement (e-commerce, online education, telecommuting). The course research will be applied to the New Climate Economy report to be presented to the UN Secretary General's Leaders Summit on Climate Change in September 2014.