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This list relates to the trimester Trimester 2 2019 which does not start until 01/07/2019
  1. Module 0 1 item
    1. The Energy Story - Chapter 1: Energy - What Is It?

      Webpage Supplementary This chapter will help you understand the basics of energy.

  2. Module 1 12 items
    1. Required readings 5 items
      These readings are required and are assessable
      1. Environments and Empires in World History, 3000 BCE- c.1900 CE’ - James Beattie, E. N. Anderson

        Chapter Required This reading is not available in the talis list but can be accessed directly in blackboard: go to module 1 > Readings and click on the link to this reading.

      2. China: its environment and history - Robert Marks, ProQuest (Firm) 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Please read Chapter 7: Controlling nature in the People's Republic of China, 1949-present.

      3. Something new under the sun: an environmental history of the twentieth-century world - John Robert McNeill c2000

        Book Required Please read the prologue and chapter 10 of this book, which have been digitised for you.

    2. Supplementary readings 7 items
      These readings will not be assessed, but may be useful for research for your written assignments (e.g., blogs, essay)
      1. Energy Sources: History, Selection, and Transitions

        Webpage Supplementary This very accessible online source tracks the development of different energy sources through human history.

      2. WInds - A Crosby

        Chapter Supplementary This book chapter looks at how 15th and 16th century European imperialism and colonialism was dependent on the efficient harnessing of an energy source – wind power – to drive ships across the oceans. NB: This link will take you to the full book. You are required to read only Chapter 5: Winds, pages 104-131.

      3. Fossil-Fueled Civilization - V Smil

        Chapter Supplementary This book chapter takes a more in-depth look at the development of different energy sources with a particular focus on fossil fuels and the use of fossil fuels in steam engines and electricity. Dave Frame’s Lecture 3 draws strongly on this chapter, so reading the chapter will give you a deeper understanding, and more detail, around the material presented in the lecture.

  3. Module 2 33 items
    1. Required readings 8 items
      These readings are required and are assessable
      1. LECTURE 1

      2. The Anthropocene: conceptual and historical perspectives - W. Steffen, J. Grinevald, P. Crutzen, J. McNeill 13/03/2011

        Article  Lecture 1

      3. LECTURE 2:

      4. Environment and Empire - William Beinart , and Lotte Hughes 2007

        Book  Lecture 2

      5. LECTURE 3:

      6. LECTURE 4:

    2. Supplementary readings 25 items
      These readings will not be assessed, but may be useful for research for your written assignments (e.g., blogs, essay)
      1. Chapters 7 of Energy: the basics - H Schobert

        Chapter Required Please read chapter 7: Energy from steam

      2. Coal: a human history - Barbara Freese 2004

        Book Required

      3. Shanghai - Richard Martin

        Chapter Required

      4. Coal: Medium term market report 2015

        Document Required Read this for an analysis of the international coal market.

      5. The eclipse of coal - Sonia Shah

        Chapter Required This accessible chapter, which focuses on the late nineteenth century and twentieth century, talks about discoveries and early uses of oil, and why oil so quickly displaced coal as the preferred fossil fuel.

      6. Nations approve historic global climate accord - Jeff Tollefson, Kenneth R. Weiss 12/12/2015

        Article Required

      7. Chapters 8 of Energy: the basics - H Schobert

        Chapter Required Please read Chapter 8: Petroleum, its products, and their engines

      8. Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Stone | Climate Central

        Webpage Supplementary Read this for some very recent news about CCS: one of the areas in which Bill Gates was looking for “energy miracles”. Keep an eye on the news for any other developments in these areas.

      9. 1. What is carbon dioxide capture and storage?

        Webpage Supplementary There's no need to read this in any depth, but take a look at it to get a better understanding of what CCS is and what some of the latest developments in this field are.

      10. 10. Conclusion: the future of CO2 capture and storage

        Webpage Supplementary There's no need to read this in any depth, but take a look at it to get a better understanding of what CCS is and what some of the latest developments in this field are.

      11. Climate Change - Kaufui Vincent Wong 2015

        Book 

      12. The future of nature: documents of global change - Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin, Paul Warde 2013

        Book 

      13. Three galleries of the Anthropocene - Libby Robin, Dag Avango, Luke Keogh, Nina Möllers 12/2014

        Article 

  4. Module 3 4 items
    1. Required readings 4 items
      These readings are required and are assessable
      1. Energy: the basics - Harold H. Schobert, Ebooks Corporation 2013

        Book Required Please read: Chapter 3: Water, Wind, and Kinetic Energy; Chapter 5: Electricity; Chapter 6: Electricity from Falling Water; Chapter 11: Electricity from Wind; Chapter 13: Energy and Climate

      2. Energy: the basics - H Schobert

        Chapter Required Please read : Chapter 12: Energy from the sun; and Chapter 9: Nuclear Energy

      3. Foreword and Chapter 1 of The Fukushima effect: A new geopolitical terrain - R Hindmarsh, R Priestley

        Chapter Required Please read the foreword (pp. xv-xix) and Chapter 1: The Fukishima effect: Traversing a new geopolitical terrain (pp. 1-22).

  5. Module 4 23 items
    1. Required readings 8 items
      These readings are required and are assessable
      1. LECTURE 1:

      2. LECTURE 2:

      3. Smart Grid research in New Zealand - A review from the GREEN Grid research programme - Janet, Stephenson, Rebecca, Ford, Nirmal-Kumar, Nair, Neville, Watson

        Article 

      4. LECTURE 3:

      5. Deep interventions for a sustainable transport future - Janet Stephenson, Sam Spector, Debbie Hopkins, Alaric McCarthy 06/2018

        Article 

      6. LECTURE 4

      7. Energy Conservation - Wokje Abrahamse

        Chapter 

    2. Supplementary readings 15 items
      These readings will not be assessed, but may be useful for research for your written assignments (e.g., blogs, essay)
      1. Energy Conservation - Wokje Abrahamse

        Chapter  LECTURE 4

      2. Generation Y Mobilities: Highlights - Debbie Hopkins, Janet Stephenson

        Article Required

      3. Designing cities for people - L. R. Brown

        Chapter Required

      4. Towards zero carbon? Constrained policy action in two New Zealand cities - Ralph Chapman, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Kate Whitwell, Alyssa Thomas 03/04/2017

        Article Required Lecture 5

      5. Smart Grid research in New Zealand - A review from the GREEN Grid research programme - Janet, Stephenson, Rebecca, Ford, Nirmal-Kumar, Nair, Neville, Watson

        Article  Lecture 3

      6. Transport Pathways for Light Duty Vehicles: Towards a 2° Scenario - Lewis Fulton, Oliver Lah, François Cuenot 29/04/2013

        Article Required

      7. State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity - Worldwatch Institute 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Follow the webpage link (Web address) to get access to this book. Please read Chapter 4: Moving toward sustainable transport (pages 53-65)

      8. Changing modes of transport in New Zealand cities - A WOODWARD, G LINDSAY

        Chapter Required

      9. Environmental psychology: an introduction - Linda Steg, Agnes E. van den Berg, Judith I. M. de Groot, Ebooks Corporation 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Please read Chapter 21: Informational strategies to promote pro-environmental behaviours: Changing knowledge, awareness, and attitudes (pages 223-232)

      10. Energy as it Relates to the Quality and Style of Life - L Nader, S Beckerman

        Chapter Required

      11. Energy Cultures 2

        Website Supplementary This is the website for the 'Energy Cultures' project. You are not required to look a this website, but doing so will give you a deeper understanding of this topic.

  6. Module 5 24 items
    1. Required readings 11 items
      These readings are required and are assessable
      1. LECTURE 1:

      2. LECTURE 2:

      3. LECTURE 3:

      4. LECTURE 4:

      5. LECTURE 5

    2. Supplementary readings 13 items
      These readings will not be assessed, but may be useful for research for your written assignments (e.g., blogs, essay)
      1. WWF-SA Climate Solver: Solar Turtle - YouTube

        Audio-visual document Supplementary This is the video that Alan refers to in his lecture.

      2. Urban energy transition: from fossil fuels to renewable power - Peter Droege 2008

        Book Supplementary

      3. Probing uncertainty levels of electrification in informal urban settlements: A case from South Africa - Zora Kovacic, Suzanne Smit, Josephine Kaviti Musango, Alan Colin Brent 08/2016

        Article Supplementary

      4. Environmental costs and renewable energy: Re-visiting the Environmental Kuznets Curve - Ana Jesús López-Menéndez, Rigoberto Pérez, Blanca Moreno 12/2014

        Article Supplementary

      5. Understanding the energy consumption choices and coping mechanisms of fuel poor households in New Zealand. - Understanding the energy consumption choices and coping mechanisms of fuel poor households in New Zealand.(Author abstract)

        Article Supplementary

  7. Key Essay Readings 31 items
    This list provides readings related to each essay question. You can begin your research for the essay by looking at the relevant readings (be sure to find your own readings that are not listed here too)
    1. Question 1 5 items
      1. Environments and Empires in World History, 3000 BCE- c.1900 CE’ - James Beattie, E. N. Anderson

        Chapter  This reading is not available in the talis list but can be accessed directly in Blackboard

      2. Past and prospective energy transitions: Insights from history - Roger Fouquet, Peter J.G. Pearson 11/2012

        Article  begin with the introduction and use selected articles.

      3. China: its environment and history - Robert Marks, ProQuest (Firm) 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    2. Question 2 4 items
    3. Question 3 5 items
      1. Energy for Development in South Asia: addressing energy inequality sustainably - Nadia Saracini

        Document  This link often won't open first time (it will pop up with an error message). On the error message click on the option to access the link directly, and it should open.

    4. Question 4 5 items
      Also see readings for Question 3.
      1. The party's over: oil, war and the fate of industrial societies - Richard Heinberg, Ebooks Corporation c2005 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    5. Question 5 4 items
      1. Environmental psychology: an introduction - Agnes E. van den Berg, Judith I. M. de Groot, Linda Steg, Ebooks Corporation 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read chapter 21 ‘Informational strategies to promote pro-environmental behaviours: Changing knowledge, awareness, and attitudes’, pages 223-232

    6. Question 6 8 items
      1. Environmental costs and renewable energy: Re-visiting the Environmental Kuznets Curve - Ana Jesús López-Menéndez, Rigoberto Pérez, Blanca Moreno 12/2014

        Article