ENVE 2610 Spring 2021

ENVE 2610 Spring 2021
Final Project: Energy Brief
Due Electronically: Not Later Than 5:00 PM, 7-May-2021
This is an individual project
Description
This project is focused on issues related to the transition to low-carbon power generation.
This is not an editorial, op-ed or commentary reflecting simply your opinion. This is a technical brief
you should approach from the perspective of an engineer who has been charged with researching an
issue, educating an audience of policymakers/decisionmakers, identifying constraints associated with
the issue, and making recommendations to that audience for transitioning to a low-carbon power
generation future. Your recommendations should include objectives and implementable steps that can
be taken for achieving those objectives, along with the technical, social, economic and political
challenges associated with implementing those steps. Full and complete disclosure of positives and
negatives should underpin your brief.
As such, your brief should include data to support the rationale for the issue you have selected.
Suggested Topics
1. Germany’s Energiewende
• Data source: https://www.energy-charts.de/index.htm
2. Providing electricity to millions of people throughout the world who currently have little or no
access
3. Current or recently proposed policy concepts in the U.S. For example:
• US Energy and Commerce CLEAN Future Act
(https://energycommerce.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/ec-leaders-introducethe-clean-future-act-comprehensive-legislation-to)
• The Green New Deal (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY)
• Manhattan Project (Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN)
• A Framework for Climate Action in the U.S. Congress (Rep. Paul Tonko, D-NY)
• Green Real Deal (Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-FL)
• 100 by 50: Transitioning to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 (Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR)
• Other
4. Nuclear power
• Current technologies and advanced Generation-IV technologies
5. Renewable energy (wind, solar, biomass) and battery storage
6. Natural gas
7. Carbon capture and storage
8. Other
Deliverables
1. A 3-4 page Energy Brief (excluding reference section)
• Microsoft Word Format
• 10-point font, Verdana, 1.5 line spacing
• Page numbers, bottom-right
• Introduction
• Individual sections
• Conclusion(s)
• References (not included in the 3-4 page limit)
2. Supporting data
• Original table, graph
• Neatly and professionally formatted
• Not copied and pasted from a separate source
3. References
• Noted in the main text and fully cited in a closing reference section
ENVE 2610 Spring 2021
Final Project: Energy Brief
Due Electronically: Not Later Than 5:00 PM, 7-May-2021
Note: All electronic file submissions must conform to the format as explained in the syllabus (example
below) and must be emailed to Gattie (dgattie@uga.edu) not later than 5:00 PM on May 7, 2021. Any
electronic files that do not conform to formatting requirements, will receive a letter grade deduction.
No late submissions will be accepted.
Lastname Firstname ENVE 2610 Energy Brief Title
Example:
Gattie David ENVE 2610 Power Generation
Grading
Your grade will be based on completeness, thoroughness, grammar, brief appearance, adherence to
guidelines, demonstrated grasp of the topic and evidence of having conducted your own outside
research. Keep in mind that this is not an opinion piece—this is a technical brief of professional
recommendations that should be supported by facts, pragmatism and reality.

Bidding

) Your private equity firm is considering making an offer to buy a small manufacturing startup with the intent of reselling it after streamlining its operations. The problem is that you don’t know the exact current value of the firm. You are sure that it is equally likely to be worth anywhere in the range of $ 1 million to $ 7 million dollars (thus worth $ 4 million dollars on average). You also know that if your offer exceeds the value of the firm the current owners will sell. Given your track record of enhancing the value of existing firms, you are confident that you can increase the value of the firm by one half.
Q1. What is your expected profit if you make a bid of $ 4 million? Should you make this offer?
Q2. is the highest offer you can make without expecting to lose money?

Discuss the relationship between economics and management functions. How does the former… 1 answer below »

1. Discuss the relationship between economics and management functions. How does the formercontribute to the latter?2. Explain the demand function with the help of examples. Draw appropriate graphs where required.3. What do you understand by price elasticity of demand? Analyse the relationship between price elasticityand marginal revenue.4. Discuss the Cardinal Utility Theory. How do the cardinalists derive the demand curve? What are itsdrawbacks?5. What do you understand by indifference curves? How are they derived? Describe their properties.

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Subject Code: IMT-20
Subject Name : MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

Notes:
a. Write answers in your own words as far as possible and refrain from copying from the text books/handouts.
st nd rd
b. Answers of I Set (Part-A), II Set (Part-B), III Set (Part – C) and Set-IV (Case Study) must be sent
together.
c. Mail the answer sheets alongwith the copy of assignments for evaluation & return.
d. Only hand written assignments shall be accepted.
A. First Set of Assignments: 5 Questions, each question carries 1 marks.
B. Second Set of Assignments: 5 Questions, each question carries 1 marks.
C. Third Set of Assignments: 5 Questions, each question carries 1 marks. Confine your answers to 150
to 200 Words.
D. Forth Set of Assignments: Two Case Studies : 5 Marks. Each case study carries 2.5 marks.

Objective:
1. The objective of the paper is to explain the concepts of applied microeconomics.
2. The emphasis shall be on theory of the firm, consumer demand, market system, production analysis, theory
of cost, capital budgeting and risk analysis.
Contents
INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
The Basic Problems of an Economy, Meaning and Nature of Managerial Economics, How
Economics Contributes to Managerial Functions, Major Areas of Economics Applied to Business
Decisions, The Scope of Managerial Economics
ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS APPLIED
Marginalism and Incrementalism, The Equi-marginal Principle, Time Perspective in Business
Decisions, Opportunity Cost, The Concept of Present Value of Money and Discounting Principle,
Concept of Externalities, Concept of Trade-off
THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS OF MARKET: THE LAWS OF DEMAND AND SUPPLY
The Law of Demand: Price-Demand Relationship, The Demand Function, Types of Demand, The Law
of Supply, Equilibrium of Demand and Supply: Determination of Equilibrium Price
ELASTICITY OF DEMAND AND SUPPLY
Price Elasticity of Demand, Determinants of Price Elasticity of Demand, Price…

Attachments:

IMT-20.pdf

Engineering Economics Analysis 1 answer below »

Don Ball is a 55-year-old engineer. According to mortality tables, a male at age 55 has an average life expectancy of 21 more years. Don has accumulated $48,500 toward his retirement. He is now adding $5000 per year to his retirement fund. The fund earns 12% interest. Don will retire when he can obtain an annual income from his retirement fund of $20,000, assuming he lives to age 76. He will make no provision for a retirement income after age 76 (i.e. he assumes he will be dead, nice thought, huh?). What is the youngest age at which Don can retire?

Organisational structure and costing system in engineering…

TASK 1Understand the importance of the ‘value added chain’ you have been asked to consider the organisational structure of an engineering company. Consider the current management structure and lines of communication, comments on areas that apparently work well and highlight areas where you believe there may be weakness in the structure which could lead to inefficiency, quality, cost, and health and safety and environmental problems for the business.

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TASK 1

Understand the importance of the ‘value added chain’ you have been asked to consider the organisational structure of an engineering company. Consider the current management structure and lines of communication, comments on areas that apparently work well and highlight areas where you believe there may be weakness in the structure which could lead to inefficiency, quality, cost, and health and safety and environmental problems for the business.

TASK 2

By research based on your company examine how a product or service is costed to ensure that on sale to the customer that the business can be confident that the activity has been profitable. This could be an example from your business with an explanation showing the various steps taken, you should try to link this to the theory used (job costing, process costing, contract costing)
TASK 1

Understand the importance of the ‘value added chain’ you have been asked to consider the organisational structure of an engineering company. Consider the current management structure and lines of communication, comments on areas that apparently work well and highlight areas where you believe there may be weakness in the structure which could lead to inefficiency, quality, cost, and health and safety and environmental problems for the business.

TASK 2

By research based on your company examine how a product or service is costed to ensure that on sale to the customer that the business can be confident that the activity has been profitable. This could be an example from your business with an explanation showing the various steps taken, you should try to link this to the theory used (job costing, process costing, contract costing)

Attachments:

Business-2.doc

Consider a manufacturing firm that occupies two hectares of land…. 1 answer below »

Consider a manufacturing firm that occupies two hectares of land. The firm produces 10 tons of output per day and sells its output at a price of $80 per ton. The firm does not engage in factor substitution as the price of land changes. Intraurban transportation is on trucks, with a unit cost of $12 per ton per mile. The firm’s nonland cost is $200 per day. The firm exports its output via circumferential highway (beltway).

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Urban Economics
Problem Set #5
due Tuesday, Apr 28, in class

(1) Is in your textbook, Ch. 6, Applying the Concepts # 3:
Consider a manufacturing firm that occupies two hectares of land. The firm
produces 10 tons of output per day and sells its output at a price of $80 per ton.
The firm does not engage in factor substitution as the price of land changes. Intra-
urban transportation is on trucks, with a unit cost of $12 per ton per mile. The
firm’s nonland cost is $200 per day. The firm exports its output via
circumferential highway (beltway).
(a) Draw the firm’s bid-rent curve for land for different distances from the
beltway, from a distance zero to five miles.
(b) What is the bid-rent at the beltway? What is the slope of the bid-rent function?
Show your work.

(2) Is in your textbook, Ch. 6, Applying the Concepts # 8:
Consider a monocentric city (i.e., a city with only one center, as we always
assumed in class) where the cost of commuting is $40 per mile per month. A
household located 8 miles from the city center occupies a dwelling with 1,000
square feet at a monthly rent of $600. Nonland cost per dwelling is $250, and
there are 10 houses per hectare.
(a) Calculate the price of house per square foot at a distance of eight miles. Show
your work.
(b) At a distance of 8 miles, what is the bid-rent for land (in $ per hectare). Show
your work.
(c) Assume that the demand for housing is perfectly inelastic. Compute the price
of housing per square foot at a distance of 5 miles. Show your work.
(d) Assume that housing firms do not engage in factor substitution. Compute the
bid-rent for land (in $ per hectare) at a distance of 5 miles.
(e) Suppose consumers engage in consumer substitution and firms engage in
factor substitution. Would the bid-rent for land at a distance of 5 miles be greater
or less than the number computed in (d)? Explain.

(3) Is in your textbook, Ch. 7 Appendix, Applying the Concepts # 1:
Suppose the marginal…

Attachments:

ps5.pdf

A U.S. electronics firm is considering moving its production abroad. Its production function is…

A U.S. electronics firm is considering moving its production abroad. Its production function is q = L0.5K0.5 (based on Hsieh, 1995), so its MPL = 0.5 (K0.5/L0.5) and its MPK = 0.5 (L0.5/K0.5). The U.S. factor prices are w = r = 10. In Mexico, the wage is half that in the U.S. but the firm faces the same cost of capital: w* = 5 and r* = 10. What are the optimal values of L and K for each country and what is the total cost of producing q = 100 units for each country?

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A U.S. electronics firm is considering moving its production abroad. Its production function is q = L0.5K0.5 (based on Hsieh, 1995), so its MPL = 0.5 (K0.5/L0.5) and its MPK = 0.5 (L0.5/K0.5). The U.S. factor prices are w = r = 10. In Mexico, the wage is half that in the U.S. but the firm faces the same cost of capital: w* = 5 and r* = 10. What are the optimal values of L and K for each country and what is the total cost of producing q = 100 units for each country?

Attachments:

Managerial-Ec….docx

Draw the appropriate graph for each situation and describe a real world situation in health care…

Draw the appropriate graph for each situation and describe a real world situation in health care where the market structure used in the question may exist.Demand: P=6,000-0.1QLarge Firm: TC=10,000+ , MC=4+2qSmall firm: TC=300+10q+ , MC=10+4q Find monopsony P, Q, qi, CS, PS, Profit for the ith firm and DWL if there are 132 identical firms (use the small firm costs.) Find the monopsony first mover competitive fringe buyer (there are 120 fringe buyers and 132 small sellers) solution using the following cost and demand condition. Demand large buy buyer: P=5000-2QDemand small buyer: P=5000-50qSmall firm: TC=300+10q+, MC=10+4q

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Draw the appropriate graph for each situation and describe a real world situation in health care where the market structure used in the question may exist.
Demand: P=6,000-0.1Q
Large Firm: TC=10,000+ , MC=4+2q
Small firm: TC=300+10q+ , MC=10+4q
Find monopsony P, Q, qi, CS, PS, Profit for the ith firm and DWL if there are 132 identical firms (use the small firm costs.)
Find the monopsony first mover competitive fringe buyer (there are 120 fringe buyers and 132 small sellers) solution using the following cost and demand condition.
Demand large buy buyer: P=5000-2Q
Demand small buyer: P=5000-50q
Small firm: TC=300+10q+, MC=10+4q

Attachments:

hww.docx

This coursework tries to encourage students to start reading a wider range of literature…

This coursework tries to encourage students to start reading a wider range of literature (e.g. text books and papers) on Value Chain Management from an early stage of the course. The more study for this coursework, the broader view of the Value Chain Management is achieved for students. This helps students to review their learning and to organise their studies for this course. Coursework 1 requires students to choose books/papers in fields of Value Chain Management, to study selected chapters of them, and to write a business report of 3500-4000 words on different aspects of Value Chain Management. Value Chain Management is a broad, multi-disciplinary field of study. Studying textbooks and papers in field of value chain introduces students with different perspectives to Value Chain Management. Subjects like operations strategy, capacity planning, quality management, business process improvement, and customer relationship management are just some parts of value chain management. Choose a topic from those subjects delivered in term one – first twelve weeks of the course (for example, product design, inventory management, quality and performance management (chosen topic), and the like. Basing your answer on relevant literature (academic books, journal articles etc.), try to explain how the selected topic is influenced by a Customer and a Business Process perspective. Besides, show where in a standard Value Chain you would expect to see your chosen topic addressed (it may be in more than one place for example a distribution centre and a retail shop). Good mark goes to those students who focus on a specific topic of value chain management and organise their understanding in a well-structured business report. Proving real-world examples can improve your report as well. In addition to the recommended text books for the course in this handbook, students can choose books in fields of supply chain, strategy, marketing, and operations management. The following criteria are considered in marking this coursework: – Good introduction, – Clear and accurate referencing (according to the Harvard system) – Clear and logical explanation and discussion – Good business English – Independence of thought and originality – Good conclusion – Style and Presentation of the report

Attachments:

coursework…….docx

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