Monday, May 4, 2015

Energy Production Methods in Scandinavia

May 19-June 8, 2015

This seminar will study existing and emerging energy production methods and energy usage in Iceland, Denmark, and Norway. The program will focus on how energy production and usage patterns are linked to specific details of location and how the issues of production, usage, and environmental concerns have created the current tensions that are driving new energy planning.
May 19-June 8, 2015

Seminar Description
Award-winning teaching professor Paul Imbertson has taken several groups of University of Minnesota students to Scandinavia to explore energy production methods and how culture and beliefs guide our energy policies.

This seminar will study existing and emerging energy production methods and energy usage in Iceland, Denmark, and Norway. The program will focus on how energy production and usage patterns are linked to specific details of location; and how the issues of production, usage, and environmental concerns have created the current tensions that are driving new energy planning.

Site visits will include research universities, wind turbine manufacturers, power plants, wind farms, hydro facilities, and solar component manufacturers.

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