EM SC 470
Applied Sustainability in Contemporary Culture



In the final full lesson of this course, you will learn some basics of Colorado geography (and geology), energy, energy policy, water, and water policy.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • identify and describe major geographic regions and features of Colorado;
  • analyze population and precipitation patterns in Colorado;
  • describe the basic geology of the Rocky Mountains and the Front Range;
  • explain the concept of "first in time, first in right" in terms of Colorado water policy;
  • define RPS, REC, SREC, ITC, and PTC as they relate to energy policy;
  • explain how renewable portfolio standards incentivize renewable energy.

Lesson Roadmap

Lesson Roadmap
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