298E: Energy, Climate Change, and Finance
These are the files for Anderson UCLA 298E, taught by Brad Cornell and Ivo Welch, Winter 2020.
- Video: Tesla for The Environment.
- Video: CO2 Emissions Through History By Country..
- 2018, Oct 18: Zillow Climate Change and Homes: Who Would Lose the Most to a Rising Tide?
- 2019, Feb 17: Use these tools to help visualize the horror of rising sea levels
- 2019, May 12: Global CO2 Emissions Over Time Visualization.
- 2020, Jan 28: No Nukes, Mo Problems..
PS: I agree and disagree. IMHO, old style nukes have to be replaced by mass-produced, passively-safe smaller reactors. I also don't agree with many of their other takes at https://energyathaas.wordpress.com/, but they are often smart and interesting.
- 2020, Jan 28: Deep Decarbonization: A Realistic Way Forward on Climate Change
- 2020, Feb 3: Japan Races to Build New Coal-Burning Power Plants, Despite the Climate Risks
- 2020, Feb 5: Wind Turbines Recycling
- 2020, Feb 7: US flared 14 billion cubic meters of Natural Gas (about 0.5% of total, but still $50 billion!). World flares about 100 billion cubic meters.
- 2020, Feb 4: Goldman Sachs:
- 2020, Feb 12: WSJ Issue on Fusion Energy
- 2020, Feb 17: Bezos Says He'll Commit $10 Billion to Fight Climate Change.
- 2020, Feb 18: Solar in India is cheaper than coal.
- 2020, Feb 19: Natural gas is a much dirtier energy source than we thought. (Sadly, the production process leaks too much.)
- 2020, Feb 19: Energy Panel at UCLA, Feb 26 12:15-13:30, "Leading the Clean Energy Transition"
- ---: https://doi.org/10.1257/jep.32.4.53 doi=10.1257/jep.32.4.53. Kenneth Gillingham and James H. Stock. JEP 32-4, 53-72.
- 2020, Feb 19: Controlling methane is a fast and critical way to slow global warming. see also related studies at bottom.
- 2020, Feb 20: Covid 19 and CO2 Emissions in China.
- 2020, Feb 20: JP Morgan economists warn of 'catastrophic' climate change.
- 2020, Feb 20: Miami Will Be Underwater Soon. Its Drinking Water Could Go First.
- 2020, Feb 20: It's time to say goodbye to our most ambitious climate target ever. 1.5C has already passed.
- 2020, Feb 23: Super-Size Solar Farms Are Taking Over the World.
- 2020 Feb 24: Brad likes the podcast on A Look Back at a Decade in US Energy.
- 2020: Sustainable Energy in America Factbook.
- 2020/02/24: Antarctic heat wave melted 20 percent of an island’s snow cover in days, caused melt ponds to proliferate.
- 2020/02/25: Singapore Has a S$100 Billion Plan to Survive in a Far Hotter World Than Experts Predicted.
- 2020/02/28: Solar has finally gone off the scale.
- 2020/03/01: Air Pollution Vanishes in China's Industrial heartland.
- 2020/03/04: New Report Lays Out 76 Solutions We Already Have to Fight the Climate Crisis: report.
- 2020/03/06: Over the envelope calculations.
- The mean estimate of *long-run equilibrium* global warming for a doubling of CO2 is about 3C, with a range of about 1C to 5C. (We also emit other greenhouse gases.)
- Preindustrial CO2 was about 280ppm. Current 2018 CO2 is about 408 ppm.
- Humanity seems to add about 2.0-2.5 ppm CO2 to the atmosphere every year.
- Our rate corresponds to an increase of about 5% per decade. → We double CO2 about every 100-140 years.
- Will China, India, Africa, and South America (with their billions of people) increase the global rate (as they "come on line") or decrease the rate (as clean technology may allow them to leapfrog)?
- 2020/03/09: Japan Can’t Quit Its Coal Habit, Nine Years After Fukushima.
- 2020/03/06: US Energy Information Administration’s long-term power plant projections trade off the cost and value of new capacity.
- 2020 Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
Homeworks: Please hand in printed copy, not email.