Synopsis

Synopsis

Energy permeates all aspects of our everyday lives, yet the goal of ensuring secure, affordable, and sustainable energy for all remains a major global challenge. Significant technological progress has been made towards achieving this goal. However, implementation of new technology can prove difficult for various reasons such as lack of suitable sites and strong public opposition. In this module, we shall explore key energy technology, and discuss the challenges facing their widespread adoption. We will also talk about the energy situation in Singapore, and highlight the challenges and opportunities in the local context. There will be a guiding question each week, upon which we build an understanding of basic concepts required to answer the guiding question. We shall discuss the science and technology relevant to the guiding question, and examine other non-technological issues relating to the implementation of the technology.