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CESA 5310 - Green Energy and Local Economic Development

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

This course provides an introduction to the wide range of green energy strategies and local economic development opportunities for communities. Green energy is sourced from clean and renewable sources. Students will be able to identify green energy project development pathways, provide case study examples and describe how green energy can attract investment and infrastructure development. Students will be able to link a healthy environment to health impacts and costs. Students will be able to justify green energy projects by totaling estimated energy spending in a community and demonstrating how green energy can create jobs, keep energy dollars circulating locally and improve community resilience.

Credits

2.0

Cost

$512.32

Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 84373

Wed Jan 13 - Wed Feb 10 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Feb 10 Wed 19:00 - 20:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Patricia Bell

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$512.32

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please contact Program Head at BCIT_SEMAC@bcit.ca for approval and submit a current resume for review. Note: ** A computer with speakers and a web camera is required for this course. Students must be logged in onto Learning Hub on: Wednesdays: January 13 to February 10 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate how green energy supports the components of community-based economic development.
  • Measure and explain the impact of exported community energy dollars.
  • Evaluate the economic benefits of multiple types of green energy.
  • Justify societal cost savings from green energy projects, particularly health related savings.
  • Develop a high level assessment of green energy opportunities in a community including human resource skills needed to design and implement them.
  • Interpret the legislative, policy, and program incentive context for green energy projects across Canada.
  • Evaluate a variety of operational examples from across Canada and apply these learnings to new projects.

Effective as of Winter 2017

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