Sustainable Electricity Generation
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations in 2015, has 17 Sustainable Development Goals. https://sdgs.un.org/goals Goal #7 is “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal7
After reviewing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, do research and write a paper entitled: Sustainable Electricity Generation in ___A (fill in the blank)____. You should discuss how electricity is produced by ____B (fill in the blank)_____ methods. Determine the percent contributions of the different types of electricity generation and plans for future generation capability (if future plans can be found, or maybe trends can be identified). For each method of production, summarize environmental, economic, and societal considerations. Summarize the role of an engineer, considering ethical and professional responsibilities. The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Code of Ethics for Engineers https://www.nspe.org/resources/ethics/code-ethics .
Fill-in-blank options for “A” = location, like: San Antonio, Texas, Hawaii, California, United States, Mexico, China, Europe, Germany, France, Japan, Africa, Russia, etc.
Fill-in-blank options for “B” = method of generation, like coal, oil, natural gas, wind, nuclear, hydroelectric, solar, etc.
The report should be written using ASME paper template:
The ASME website has Word emplates files are available for download. In the top-right corner of first page, for conference header use:
ME 3293 Thermodynamics I
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