FTS100: Energy: Where Are We and What's Next

Gustavus Adolphus College

Fall Semester 2011

Dr. Thomas Huber

Course Description

Currently, the United States meets most of its energy needs through fossil fuels (oil, coal, natural gas). These supplies are rapidly diminishing, and there is growing concern about their environmental effects. We will investigate some technical, economic, and political aspects of the United States' dependence on fossil fuels. We will also explore the possibilities and policy implications of shifting to alternative energy sources such as nuclear, solar or wind energy.