Energy Transition

Date : 30 July 2020

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By : M Benoît Luc

This course is dedicated to the analysis of the different energies and their evolution with regard to the world climate issues.

Globally based on external data - International Energy Agency, IRENA, ... - it underlines climate issues, presents the different energies impact on carbon emissions and provides a specific focus on low carbon energies (wind, solar, hydro ...).

It gives students a way to understand major methods and tools to compare different energies from an economic, technical and environmental point of view.

It constitutes a reference course for engineers, economists and more generally those students who wish to understand these fundamental subjects based on actual analyses from major international institutions.

This course available for the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic year, is structured in 4 main modules completed by the study of the current crisis scenario (COVID 19 impact).

1 - Climate issues, World’s energy demand and CO2 emission reduction targets:

  • Study of the different scenari issued by International Energy Agency and analysis of their compatibility with the COP 21 objectives.


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2- Levers analysis to reduce CO2 emissions:

  • Evolution of the energy mix. Development of renewable energies and assessment of their intermittences.

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3- Detailed analysis of the main renewable energies:

  • wind, solar, hydraulic... for power generation ; biomass, hydrogen, electricity for mobility.

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4- Modes of comparison between different energies:

  • Economic cost, environmental impact (carbon tax), ways of CO2 sequestration and storage.

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5- Complement:

  • First effects of COVID 19 on the energy demand and the impact on CO2 emissions.

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This reference course will take place on two full half days (7 hours with Q&A).

It can be completed by specific modules:

  • Engine evolution,

  • Life cycle analysis,

  • E-fuels, Hydrogen, Biofuels

  • Oil and Gas, CO2 Sequestration and Storage,

  • Economic evaluation of projects...

adapted to the curriculum of each School or University constituting a 15-hour 'Integrated Week'.

It can also be the subject of a lecture or can be done by videoconference on one of the main topic.

These courses are given by senior engineers or economists sharing their own experience on actual projects.

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