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UGEB1307 Energy and Green Society


Lecture: Wednesdays 02:30 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.

Tutorial: Wednesdays 04:30 p.m. - 05:15 p.m.


Dr. HAN Dongkun

Medium of Instruction


Course Description

This course is designed to help students to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the global energy crisis and environmental issues our society is currently facing. The history of energy consumption shows how important energy is to the quality of life for the human beings. With the further development and the increase of the world population, our society is challenged by an unprecedented energy demand in 21st century. At the same time, the global warming and climate changes are also causing more and more attentions. How can we meet the future energy demand? What are the energy options we currently have and what are their impacts on the environment? How can we meet our energy needs without deteriorating the environment? The first half of this course will tackle the above-raised questions by examining our current energy options and their respective impacts on the environment. Then, to address both the energy and environmental concerns, possible routes to develop a green society will be discussed in the second half of this course with a focus on renewable energy resources, smart grid, eco-friendly vehicles, and carbon sequestration and carbon audit. Lab experiments are expected to be conducted to formulate and design several different renewable energy systems toward constructing a green society. This course is relevant to SDG #7 “Affordable and Clean Energy”, SDG #9 “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure”, and SDG #13 “Climate Action”. (No technical background is required)

Learning Outcome

  • Identify the seriousness of energy crisis in 21st century. They will recognize the energy options we have and compare their impacts on the environment.
  • Analyze the scientific debates on the nature, causes, and consequences of global warming. Students will illustrate the complexity of environmental issues our society is currently facing.
  • Recognize essential components to develop a green society.
  • Evaluate the local and global development from a comprehensive point of view.


3 -credits

Sustainable Development Goals

Four Areas UGEB Nature, Science and Technology

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