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Energy for a sustainable future: Track 4

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How can we provide clean, safe, environmentally-sustainable energy supplies despite rising populations and increasing demand around the world? This course provides a thorough grounding in both the theoretical and practical issues involved by first comparing and contrasting the physical and technological performance of conventional and renewable energy systems. The course then provides a basic grounding in energy modeling and cost analysis techniques. These skills are put to immediate use in a detailed feasibility study for an energy project which forms part of the course, including an assessment of the projectÂ’s longer-term technological, economic and environmental benefits. This material is taken from The Open University Course T206 Energy for a sustainable future.

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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Hospitals: major contributors to traffic    Hospitals as the largest generators of off-peak traffic. Speaker: Carey Newson Play now Hospitals: major contributors to traffic
2 Reducing traffic at an Austrian hospital    Strategies aimed at reducing the volume of delivery traffic at Donau Klinikum in Vienna. Speakers Beatrix Moreno (in German), Manfred Muehlberger Play now Reducing traffic at an Austrian hospital
3 Reducing the consumption of energy    Wansbeck General Hospital in Northumbria, designed to show how energy consumption can be reduced in new and existing hospitals. Speaker: John Lowery Play now Reducing the consumption of energy
4 Transport strategies for Hospitals    Strategies aimed at limiting car use and promoting public transport at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. Speakers: Carey Newson, Andrew Davies, car share driver, car park attendant, Jonathan Baylis, bus passenger, cyclist Play now Transport strategies for Hospitals