Session 4 is mostly run by students: 6 duos present their Energy Big Picture projects.
Each project present for one source of energy: top producing & consuming countries, industrial processes, CO2 emissions & other risks associated, and analyse critically the arguments of the sector companies to promote that source.
The Focus Module Urban Planning & CO2 illustrate how some choices of society determines dramatically CO2 emissions.
1. No energy is clean:
2. Remain critical on the words used:
3. Always analyse the bigger picture and avoid the "Myopia Syndrom"
4. Complexity: integrate as many constraints as possible to develop realistic analyses.
National Energy Resources:
National Demand & Uses:
The pedagogical advantage of this method is that a 3h top-down course developing all the content would be both boring and inefficient.
Instead, asking students to work first at home on one source of energy have them “dig” into the structuring parameters of that source of energy, the in-class presentations providing them afterwards with the corresponding parameters of the other sources of energy.
Warning: the documents above have been prepared by students with important time constraints. They might contain lacks & mistakes.
During the course, the teachers provide corrections and complementary elements when necessary. We chose to publish these documents to provide a better overview of the pedagogical approach of the course.