Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Auckland, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; Whanganui, New Zealand
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
This course will examine methods of energy recovery and conversion from conventional fossil fuels through renewables. Students will investigate the political, economic, scientific and technological factors driving the recovery and utilization of energy using New Zealand as an archetypical example – one where unusually 40% of primary energy is supplied by renewables. This compares with approximately 6% in the United States and an average of 8% in OECD countries. This course will use occasional guest lectures, instructor-guided discussions, student presentations, and research to address the important contemporary issues of energy supply and use, and the environmental consequences of energy choices and will occur principally at University Park, but including travel to the North Island of New Zealand during the southern-hemisphere summer.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of dormitory/student residence accommodations.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact the program leader, Derek Elsworth, at email@example.com.