This course presents an examination of ethical issues relevant to systems-based research procedures, professional conduct, social and environmental impacts, and embedded ethics in research and professional practice in RESS based jobs. In this course, you will consider case studies of ethical issues that can arise when engaging renewable energy and sustainability systems. You will also develop an ethics case study based on your area of RESS interests. The goals of the course are to provide you with tools for analyzing ethical issues both in the line of professional duties and in consideration of the various ethical issues that face an entire sector of renewable energy and that underpin the very reasons for taking a sustainable and renewable approach.
This course is part of the following programs: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Systems Degree (RESS), RESS Bioenergy Certificate, RESS Wind Energy Certificate, RESS Solar Energy Certificate, RESS High Performance Building Leadership Certificate, and RESS Sustainability Management Certificate.