HSA10 - 7
The Economics of Oil and Energy
Spring 2014 Course Material
[Material will be added to this page as the semester proceeds].
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Welcome to HSA10 - The Economics of Oil and Energy
Here is my video welcoming you to my 2014 class! You can take a look and if you don't like what you see, maybe you can request a last-second transfer!
If you have to do it then I have to do it too:
Inflation and Deflation - Chapter 4 (My 2013 project).
Exchange Rates (My 2014 project, which must appear in final form before March 24, or I have failed).
Course Outline & Calendar
Course Outline and description
Liberal Arts Reading (for the opening days of class - also see two-page essay assignment)
Discussion Guidance for Common Readings DGC (to be used to guide discussions for the four articles above on January 28 and 30)
Graded Writing Assignments and Related Material
Two-page essay assignment (due in class in printed format for peer review on Tuesday, February 4)
Peer editing master sheet (used for peer editing assignments)
Mid-term Essay Paper Assignment (due Thursday, March 6)
Research Paper Assignment (due May 12, submitting a draft for audio review optional on April 24)
Instruction Videos and Audios (and related material)
Audio comments about the 2-page essay assignment (... from 2013).
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]
National Public Radio Thorium Reactor Discussion (May 2013) NPRT
Books and Large Documents
National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, draft report, January 2013 NCA old
New Feb 25 Samples of some 5-7 page Midterm Papers (useful as examples of formatting and topic)
Note: These were the rough drafts of papers that eventually got A grades, but were not necessarily the best that were turned in.
Spenser Anderson, "Carbon Taxes," 2013 (unrelated to his final paper, which is also below)
Jonathan Perez, "The Future of Coal in the Electric Power Sector," 2013
Nithya Menon, "Shale Gas: Short Term Band-Aid, not Long Term Cure to Energy Crisis," 2013 (final version of this paper was greatly improved from this)
Natasha Allen (draft of the MT version of the final research paper listed below, as an example of a MT paper that became the research paper)
Student Classics (papers written by students previous years, referred to in the Bibliography)
Anderson, Spenser, "Comparing Offshore and OnShore Wind," Spring 2013 SAW
Choi, Joengwoo, "Prospects of Electric Vehicles," Spring 2011
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
Lam, Sherman, "Economics of Thorium and Uranium Reactors," Spring 2013 LTR
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
Tierney, Patrick, "Comparing Nuclear and Coal Power Sources," Spring 2013 TNC
Viswanathan, Sneha, "Amortized Cost of Electricity from Solar Power Stations with Thermal Storage vs. Pulverized Coal Facility with Amine-Scrubbing," Spring 2011
Team Video Presentations
Wind and Geothermal Team (2013) [rough edit]
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)
Weight, Distance and Work (definitions and formulas linking Newtons, Joules, Watts, Amps, Volts, Ohms, and so forth) WDW
Active Transportation Beyond Urban Center [Bicycling] (huge list of references at end of document) BIKE
New: Pipelines Team 2014 Project Texas Eastern Transmission [New pipeline Texas to East Coast with a lot of cost data]
New: Pipelines Gas Pipeline Technology as Cost Estimate Parameters, Tokyo 22nd World Gas Conference 2003