EM SC 470
Applied Sustainability in Contemporary Culture

Summary and Final Tasks



By now you should be able to:

  • analyze global and regional carbon emissions trends;
  • describe the sustainability benefits and drawbacks of various energy sources, including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind, and hydroelectricity;
  • explain the economic considerations of various energy sources using levelized cost of energy;
  • identify reasonable estimates of remaining supplies of a variety of energy sources;
  • apply the precautionary principle to energy use.

Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 4 tasks!

You have reached the end of Lesson 4! Double-check the to-do list on the Lesson 4 Overview page to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Lesson 5.