HSA10 - 5
The Economics of Oil and Energy
Spring 2013 Course Material
[Note: Most or all of this material is also found on the Sakai site for this class. This is offered here as an alternative and for Mudd fellow travelers who do not have access to Sakai. Material will be added to this page as the semester proceeds].
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Temporary Posting : Inflation and Deflation - Chapter 4 (I can't expect you to do it unless I can do it).
Outline, Calendar and Bibliography (for the calendar)
Course Outline and description
Graded Writing Assignments and Related Material
Two-page essay assignment (due in class in printed format for peer review on Tuesday, February 5)
Peer editing master sheet (used for peer editing assignments)
Mid-term Essay Paper Assignment (due Thursday, March 7)
Research Paper Assignment (due May 10, submitting a draft for audio review optional on April 30)
Instruction Videos (and related material)
Note: This material is not on Sakai. This material will be supplemented and some of these contents upgraded as the semester proceeds.
Audio comments about the 2-page essay assignment (listen to this after hearing my specific audio response to your paper).
Amortizing Fixed Cost Assets [video]
Amortization workbook [zipped Excel workbook designed to be used with Amortizing Fixed Cost Assets video above]
Solar chimney technology (La Paz project)
Southern California Public Power Authority La Paz Solar Tower Project [link to web site connected with Solar Chimney video]
Liberal Arts Reading and Assignments
Discussion Guidance for Common Readings (to be used to guide discussions for the three articles above on January 29 and 31)
Student Survey 2012 (to be completed on January 29)
Books and Large Documents (to be used in the first half of the semester)
Student Classics (papers written by students last year, referred to in the Bibliography)
Choi, Joengwoo, "Prospects of Electric Vehicles," Spring 2011 (not assigned in 2013)
Choi, Kevin, “Clean Electricity Generation,” Spring 2012 CEG
Cook, Matt, “Electric Taiwan,” Spring 2012 ELT
Donelick, Andrew, “Cost Optimization for Geothermal Well Drilling,” Spring 2012 COG
Park, Dong-hyeon, "The Cost of Implementing Wave Power in Hawaii," Spring 2011, WPH
Pinto, Stephen, "Feed-In Tariffs Can Help Research and Development," Spring 2011 FIT
Viswanathan, Sneha, "Amortized Cost of Electricity from Solar Power Stations with Thermal Storage vs. Pulverized Coal Facility with Amine-Scrubbing," Spring 2011 (not assigned in 2013)
Team and Supplemental Research Resources
Team Division Orientation (the original PowerPoint that outlined team divisions and initial goals)
EIA Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2009 (published March 2011)