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Island Energy Inquiry - Teaching Science as Inquiry Professional Development (Supplemental Lectures)
Thoughts on Policies and Technologies For a Sustainable Future
Dr. Terry Surles
Dr. Surles gives an overview of sustainable energy science and some of the technologies being developed to ameliorate the issues associated with climate change. His presentation on policies and technologies for a sustainable future is an excellent thought provoking piece for classroom discussions.
Dr. Maxine Burkett
Dr. Burkett is an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy. Her presentation is on how Hawaii can adapt through policy and behavioral changes to energy and climate issues.
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
Dr. Gerard Nihous
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) – Dr. Nihous’ presentation talks about using temperature differentials in the ocean to produce electricity.
Photovoltaic Electricity in Hawaii
Dr. Eric Miller
Dr. Miller’s presentation on Solar Energy includes the basics of using solar energy, in the form of photovoltaics, solar fuel (biomass) and solar thermal.