PHYS310 S17 W9

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Monday’s Class : no class MONDAY!

Wednesday’s Class

Before Class

  • MT#3 posted on main class website also, MT#3 with hopefully helpful comments and a few answers. Please come to class having reviewed the exam and research the part that you might have missed.
  • Please review in DH’s Book: 507 – 537 on Transportation
  • Please see video: TransportationA and Slide and
  • Please see: TransportationB and slides
  • Please read about California’s Intention to Maintain Leadership in Clean Transportation, and Conflicts with the National Government
  • Take a look at the Renewable Energy Global Status Report Maybe you want to actually read this 250 page exciting document thoroughly. However, you may also just want to take a brief look at the sections and graphs and decide where and when you might like to read more some other time.
  • Here’s a great article about a new regulation in European cities. Please read it and come to class ready to discuss the following questions:
      • Banning Diesel is a command and control regulatory mechanism. Are they also trying market mechanisms?
      • What about the timing in your opinion is good? What is bad? – where do you see this leading?
      • Do you recognize any EJ (Environmental Justice) issues arising?
  • Please read a story about a WHO report of 1.7 million children deaths due to environmental causes. Please at least read the the first and the last two paragraphs.
  • Optional: read this article about recycling car batteries published April 2017 by the American Physical Society.
  • Please see LCA and Biofuels and Slides

During Class

  • Transportation discussion.
  • Projects discussion

After Class

Friday, Meet at Pete’s House: 1441 Iris Street, SLO.
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Before Class

  • If you can give Anabelle a ride (with Mustang News) or need a ride from her, please contact her at:, 760-464-3325
  • If we meet at my house on Friday, we will talk with representatives of Empower SBC. Please read about them and come prepared with questions.
  • Please see video: Solar PV , and slides
  • Please read our PV research webpage. Please understand the cost/price trends and implications for continuation into the future. You don’t need to click on each project, but you’re welcome to.
  • Read that Forbes claims that Trump’s new policies will have little effect on wind and solar.
  • Along with Trump’s new policies, you should probably read about the US pulling out of the Paris Agreement. Pick your publication.
  • Two interesting articles in NPR

During Class

After Class:

  • Each person in the class should send me an Email describing their experience in their group. The email can be very short, as simple as “we’re great working together.” or “we’ve never met, I forget who’s in my group.” or “It’s OK, except that Pete never shows up and when he does, he’s on his cell phone or complaining about something.” Whatever your experience is.