Education on energy ethics is a crucial part of engaging students in learning about energy systems and energy transitions that needs further development. This article describes the use of case studies and active learning tools to achieve learning outcomes related to the ethical and social dimensions of energy. It discusses a daylong workshop held for undergraduate and graduate students at Michigan State University in February 2017 and evaluates pre- and postlearning outcomes. Two case studies are described that highlight ethical trade-offs in energy transitions. An international case study on Ethiopia and the Grand Renaissance Dam illustrates the benefits and drawbacks of cross-border electricity trade related to energy access, economic growth, and the energy-water nexus. A domestic case study on coal miners and coal towns in Appalachia examines the layered influences of place attachment and the challenges of economic diversification post-peak coal extraction.
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Pedagogy for the Ethical Dimensions of Energy Transitions from Ethiopia to Appalachia
Case Studies in the Environment (2018) 2 (1): 1–7.
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Jen Fuller, Sharlissa Moore; Pedagogy for the Ethical Dimensions of Energy Transitions from Ethiopia to Appalachia. Case Studies in the Environment 31 December 2018; 2 (1): 1–7. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/cse.2018.001214
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