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Physics: PHYS 2104

Resources for students and faculty



Tester, et. al., Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options, 2nd ed., MIT Press, 2012.


Hafemeister, Physics of Societal Issues, 2nd ed., Springer, 2014.

Youtube Link for Kurzgesagt

Starting your research

Key words for searching across databases: 'sustainable energy', 'sustainable energy AND technologies', 'renewable energy'. Mix these with other terms using the AND: 'Sustainable energy AND wind power', for example.



Mark Z. Jacobson, "Review of solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security ", Energy and Environmental Science, 2, 148-173 , (2009)

Charles F. Keller, "Global warming: a review of this mostly settled issue ", Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 23, 643–676 , (2009).


Finding Energy Data

Government of Canada Open Data

Canadian Industrial Energy End-Use Data and Analysis Centre Databases  - Maintain a number of databases that contain information on the Canadian energy system.

Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR) : Communicate research and critical analysis around the transformation of Canada's energy systems. Includes data visualization portal, and other information.