MIT Energy Initiative
Energy Classes at MIT

Energy Systems and Climate Change Mitigation

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Elective

Instructor

Class Number

IDS.521

Level

Graduate

Term

Spring

Description

Explores the contributions of energy systems to global greenhouse gas emissions and the potential levers for reducing emissions. Lectures and projects focus on decomposing contributions to greenhouse gas emissions, with emphasis on technology related variables such as per unit cost and carbon intensity of energy. Reviews other performance attributes of energy technologies. Student projects explore pathways for realizing emissions reduction scenarios.

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