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Jim Newton, P.E., DEE
The water and wastewater industry relies heavily on electricity and other fossil fuels to provide the energy necessary to treat drinking water and wastewater. Fossil fuels are limited in the available quantities and non-renewable and at some time will be depleted. This course will look at the issue of fossil fuels and provide an understanding of the alternative, renewable energy sources that are available for use at water and wastewater facilities. It will also include a discussion of key engineering and other factors needed to adopt some or all of these alternatives as energy sources.
In this course, the instructor will go over the book Alternative Energy For Dummies by Rik DeGunther, and will highlight the important topics related to the engineering aspect. The book is available in your local library or from Amazon.com or Barnes & Nobles for your future reference. You may also be able to find an electronic version from e-bookstores on the Internet or as a Kindle version from Amazon.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.