Course Description

Where does electricity come from? How is it made, and with what efficiency? Are we using our natural resources such as gas, oil, and coal effectively? How do dams, solar panels, cogeneration of steam and power, windmills, and nuclear fit into the picture? What are the realworld trade offs between efficiency and considerations such as initial cost, raw material costs and availability, operating and maintenance costs, LAGNIAPPE CHAPTER COURSES Baton Rouge In-person class Hybrid class LAGNIAPPE CHAPTER COURSES 21 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 28 AT CE.LSU.EDU/OLLI LAGNIAPPE CHAPTER COURSES safety, reliability, longevity, disposal costs and environmental impact? On the consumption end, how are we using electricity and fuels? Do electric cars have zero pollution, and are they more efficient than gasoline powered cars? How efficient are the hot water heaters and furnaces in our homes? What challenges will we face in the future? Are carbon sequestration and hydrogen fuel a significant part of the answer? All of these questions and much more will be addressed in our thought-provoking journey.


Instructor: Ken Nelson

Location: Broadmoor United Methodist Church

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Section Title
Understanding Energy - Discovery & Enlightenment
1:30PM to 3:30PM
Sep 27, 2023 to Nov 01, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • OLLI courses
Course Fee(s)
OLENERGY01 non-credit $45.00 Click here to get more information
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