Resource Alternatives: Coal and Nuclear Power 
Resource Alternatives: Coal and Nuclear Power
by UC Berkeley / Steve Weissman
Video Lecture 7 of 15
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Date Added: November 28, 2009

Lecture Description

February 28, 2008

More than half of the electric energy offered to customers in the United States comes from coal-fired plants, and most observers expect these numbers to stay the same for many years to come. Is coal the fuel of the past or the fuel for the future? In this video lecture, Prof. Steve Weissman will also discuss the pluses and minuses of a nuclear power resurgence.

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Course Description

In this course, Prof. Steve Weissman gives 15 video lectures on Energy Regulations and the Environment. This course introduces students to the legal, economic, and structural issues that both shape our energy practices and provide opportunities to overcome these critical problems. The course focuses primarily on the regulation and design of electricity systems and markets, since so many energy choices—the use of oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, the green alternatives such as solar, wind, and energy conservation or “demand side management”— relate to the way we generate or deliver electricity, or avoid the need to do so.



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