Subject description - BE1M16EKL

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BE1M16EKL Ecology and economy Extent of teaching:3p+1s
Guarantors:Knápek J. Roles:PZ,P Language of
Teachers:Knápek J. Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13116 Credits:5 Semester:Z


Development of environmental protection. Sustainable development. Global environmental problems and their aspects. Greenhouse effect and climate changes. Fossil fuels, nuclear fuel cycle and environmental impacts. Support schemes for renewable energy sources utilization. Economic effectiveness of renewable energy sources projects. Regulatory and economic instruments for economic activities regulation. Externalities. Environmental indicators.

Course outlines:

1. Development of environmental protection, sustainable development
2. Global environmental problems and their demographic, economic and political aspects
3. Greenhouse effects, climate changes, trade with emission allowances
4. Fossil fuel and the environment
5. Nuclear fuel cycle and the environment
6. Economic aspects of radioactive waste management
7. System aspects of renewable energy sources utilization
8. Economic effectiveness of produce elektricity projects using renewable energy sources
9. Economic effectiveness of produce heat electricity projects using renewable energy sources
10. Support schemes for renewable energy sources utilization, policy CR and EU.
11. Regulatory instruments to regulate economic activities in relation to environment
12. Economic instruments in environmental protection, indicators
13. Externalities, external cost, methodology of calculation and utilization
14. Summary, reserve

Exercises outline:

1. Understanding of ecological problems
3. Current ecological problems - discussion
5. Nature of sustainable development - discussion
7. Economic effectiveness of projects using renewable energy sources 1
9. Economic effectiveness of projects using renewable energy sources 2
11. Present problems of environmental protection in the Czech Republic
13. Assessment


1. Cunnigham, W. - Cunnigham, M. - Saigo, B,: Environmental Science. McGraw-Hill, 2003
2. Janouch F., Schleicher S.: Energy for Sustainable Development. Karolinum Press 2005.
3. Sorensen B.: Renewable EnergyElsevier 2011. ISBN 978-0-12-375025-9




Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MEEEM4_2016 Economy and Management of Power Engineering P 3
MEEEM5_2016 Economy and Management of Electrical Engineering P 3
MEEEM4_2018 Management of Power Engineering and Electrotechnics PZ 3

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