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G289
Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources

Jim Newton, P.E., DEE

The water and wastewater industry relies heavily on electricity and other fossil fuels to provide the energy necessary to treat drinking water and wastewater. Fossil fuels are limited in the available quantities and non-renewable and at some time will be depleted. This course will look at the issue of fossil fuels and provide an understanding of the alternative, renewable energy sources that are available for use at water and wastewater facilities. It will also include a discussion of key engineering and other factors needed to adopt some or all of these alternatives as energy sources.

In this course, you are required to study the book Alternative Energy For Dummies by Rik DeGunther, which is available in your local library or from Amazon.com, Borders, or Barnes and Nobles. You may be able to find an electronic version from e-bookstores on the Internet if time is of essence (enter search phrase "Alternative Energy for Dummies PDF" in Google) or as a Kindle version from Amazon.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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