Dr. Shirley Thompson -Natural Resources Institute
204‑474‑7170  |  s_thompson@umanitoba.ca

Energy Resources Management and Policy - Course Outline (*.PDF)

Course Description:

Energy is important to the quality of our lives. Modern society is totally dependent on an abundant and uninterrupted supply of energy for living and working. It is imperative to all economic sectors. With energy demand expected to increase significantly in the future what is the environmental impact? Can we minimize climate change? How will we satisfy the enormous energy requirement of modernity in an environmentally friendly way? Is it possible for demand to decline without loss of quality of life through energy efficiency? Could energy supply increase with alternative energies? What are the environmental and social impacts of our energy policy? This class considers these questions and provides some management tools to begin to answer them.