Monthly Archives: February 2015

Week 6

Lab March 13, 2015: Professor Lynne Lewis of Bates College will lead us in a tradeable energy pollution permits game March 12, 2015: More on market structures, profit maximization, monopolies, and the economics of pollution abatement Lecture slides March 10, … Continue reading

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Week 5

Lab March 6, 2015: Wind Power and Electricity Demand Modeling March 5, 2015: Electricity I:  Electrical Power Generation Electric Grid,  Transformer, Household wiring, Electrical Panels 101 Other sources of Electricity: Fuel Cells, Real Fuel Cells, Solar Cells Notes: DWK Notes March 3, … Continue reading

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Week 4

Lab February 27, 2015:   Trip to Houles Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Assignment: Don’t Get Steamed over Home Heating Costs.  Fuel Price Comparison February 26, 2015: Details on the energy and waste systems of Maine Huts and Trails Visit Preparation for … Continue reading

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Week 3

Lab February 20, 2015 – Trip to Flagstaff Lake Lodge 1pm (sharp!) departure from the loading dock behind Keyes February 19, 2015 – I need a new car Please read the materials in the link above and be prepared to … Continue reading

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Week 2

February 10, 2015 – Introduction to energy economics Readings: 2009 NY Times op-ed on Nobel Prize winning chemist Frederick Soddy’s investigation of the relationship between thermodynamics and economics. Energy and the U.S. Economy: A Biophysical Perspective. Assignment: Come prepared to … Continue reading

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