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An introduction to energy resources
An introduction to energy resources

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the difference between energy and power, and their units and prefixes

  • state the relative contributions of different natural energy sources to the global energy budget

  • describe the contribution of photosynthesis to the carbon cycle, and distinguish the terrestrial and marine parts of the cycle

  • discuss the issues involved in concentrating, storing and transporting energy

  • recognise which energy resources have a low energy density, and which have a high energy density.