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Socio-ecological Aspects of Energy Supply

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The energy industry sector has a multitude of facets. Although some of them are not the center of attention, they however form an integral and essential component of the discipline regarding an aspired overall consideration. Through dealing with this, the students are put in the position to develop and practice a holistic perspective on the energy industry.

Socio-ecological Aspects of Energy Supply:
After graduating, the students have knowledge about the essential aspects of the energy industry at the interface of human beings, society, economy and technic.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Pre-modern, modern, post-modern and use of energy
Behavior patterns with energy consumption
Self-limitation and future sustainability
Roll of “Prosumers” in the future energy industry
Possibilities and limits of energy efficiency measures
Possibilities and limits of the influence of demand
International/intercultural comparison

recommended or required reading

- Costanzo et al, Energy Conservation Behaviour – The Difficult Path from Information to Action. University of California, 1986.
- Beck, U.: Risikogesellschaft, Auf dem Weg in eine andere Moderne. Suhrkamp, 1986
- Rapp, F.: Die Dynamik der modernen Welt. Eine Einführung in die Technikphilosophie Juniuns-Verlag, Hamburg, 2000

assessment methods and criteria

Exam, Presentation, Paper

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

not applicable

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Wolfgang Berger_nbl,Prof. (FH) Dr.-Ing. Roger Weninger

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

in-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable