Energy 2017-12-19T15:23:13+00:00

Energy

We currently rely heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy.

Fossil fuels are nonrenewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve.

In contrast, renewable energy resources—such as wind and solar energy—are constantly replenished and will never run out. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2017)

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Batteries, Fuel Cells, and their Role in Modern Society

June 8, 2018 | Ural Federal University | English

This course is an elementary introduction to batteries and fuel cell, the cornerstone of electromobility and renewable energy, the main drivers of sustainable development. Learning the lessons of history, understanding the main driving forces, and gaining the basic knowledge of the key technologies will build your basic all-around comprehension of the subject.

This course is an elementary introduction to batteries and fuel cell, the cornerstone of electromobility and renewable energy, the main drivers of sustainable development. Learning the lessons of history, understanding the main driving forces, and gaining the basic knowledge of the key technologies will build your basic all-around comprehension of the subject.

The Science of Nuclear Energy

May 23, 2018 | The Open University | English

Batteries, Fuel Cells, and their Role in Modern Society

May 14, 2018 | Ural Federal University | English

This course is an elementary introduction to batteries and fuel cell, the cornerstone of electromobility and renewable energy, the main drivers of sustainable development. Learning the lessons of history, understanding the main driving forces, and gaining the basic knowledge of the key technologies will build your basic all-around comprehension of the subject. This course aims to bridge science and society. For students focused on science, it will help illustrate the demands of society and industry. For learners from industry, business, or from generalist backgrounds, it will be the lucid introduction to the subject.

This course is an elementary introduction to batteries and fuel cell, the cornerstone of electromobility and renewable energy, the main drivers of sustainable development. Learning the lessons of history, understanding the main driving forces, and gaining the basic knowledge of the key technologies will build your basic all-around comprehension of the subject. This course aims to bridge science and society. For students focused on science, it will help illustrate the demands of society and industry. For learners from industry, business, or from generalist backgrounds, it will be the lucid introduction to the subject.

Saving Energy Through Energy Savings Performance Contracts

April 30, 2018 | World Bank Group

This course was developed jointly by Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and WBI’s Climate Change Practice. It is based on international experiences with public sector energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) collected by ESMAP during 2008-2009.

This course was developed jointly by Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and WBI’s Climate Change Practice. It is based on international experiences with public sector energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) collected by ESMAP during 2008-2009.

Knowledge Management in Nuclear Energy Organizations

April 11, 2018 | National Research Nuclear University | English

In this course, you will learn the identification of problems in the knowledge management system Retention of critical knowledge, as well as the application of nuclear knowledge management methods and tools in practice. The course is designed not only for students of nuclear specialties, but also for the staff of organizations operating in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy. This course is also designed to meet the recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The course was developed on the basis of IAEA publications on nuclear knowledge management.

In this course, you will learn the identification of problems in the knowledge management system Retention of critical knowledge, as well as the application of nuclear knowledge management methods and tools in practice. The course is designed not only for students of nuclear specialties, but also for the staff of organizations operating in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy. This course is also designed to meet the recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The course was developed on the basis of IAEA publications on nuclear knowledge management.

Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Energy Conversion

April 3, 2018 | Delft University of Technology | English

In this course you will learn how photovoltaic cells convert solar energy into useable electricity. You will also discover how to tackle potential loss mechanisms in solar cells. By understanding the semiconductor physics and optics involved, you will develop in-depth knowledge of how a photovoltaic cell works under different conditions. You will learn how to model all aspects of a working solar cell. For engineers and scientists working in the photovoltaic industry, this course is an absolute must to understand the opportunities for solar cell innovation.

 

In this course you will learn how photovoltaic cells convert solar energy into useable electricity. You will also discover how to tackle potential loss mechanisms in solar cells. By understanding the semiconductor physics and optics involved, you will develop in-depth knowledge of how a photovoltaic cell works under different conditions. You will learn how to model all aspects of a working solar cell. For engineers and scientists working in the photovoltaic industry, this course is an absolute must to understand the opportunities for solar cell innovation.

 

Understanding Nuclear Energy

March 29, 2018 | Delft University of Technology | English

In this course, you will learn the physics behind nuclear science, how to gain energy from nuclear fission, how nuclear reactors operate safely, and the life cycle of nuclear fuel: from mining to disposal. In the last part of the course, we will focus on what matters most in the public debate: the economic and social impact of nuclear energy but also the future of energy systems.

In this course, you will learn the physics behind nuclear science, how to gain energy from nuclear fission, how nuclear reactors operate safely, and the life cycle of nuclear fuel: from mining to disposal. In the last part of the course, we will focus on what matters most in the public debate: the economic and social impact of nuclear energy but also the future of energy systems.

TRACE: How to Use the Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy

March 5, 2018 | World Bank Group | English

This course describes a process for offering cities a quick and easy way to assess their energy efficiency and identify sectors with the most improvement potential.

This course describes a process for offering cities a quick and easy way to assess their energy efficiency and identify sectors with the most improvement potential.

Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings

February 20, 2018 | World Bank Group | English

This course equips different stakeholders with technical and program management skills, tools and knowledge on the “how” of identifying, developing and implementing Energy Efficiency programs in public buildings.

This course equips different stakeholders with technical and program management skills, tools and knowledge on the “how” of identifying, developing and implementing Energy Efficiency programs in public buildings.

Energy Sector Strategies to Support Green Growth

February 6, 2018 | World Bank Group | English

This course covers essential aspects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policies and how they can contribute to Green Growth Strategies.

This course covers essential aspects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policies and how they can contribute to Green Growth Strategies.

Energy Efficiency in Cities

January 22, 2018 | World Bank Group | English

This program provides a series of learning courses to support city leaders enhance the energy efficiency and sustainability of cities around the world. Each learning course addresses a sector or cross-cutting issue that contributes to enhancing the overall energy efficiency of cities. Also, it seeks to provide city leaders with practical knowledge on the assessment of energy efficiency potential, the evaluation of associated benefits, the key issues to take into account, and different implementations and financing models and options as well relevant references and real life examples.

This program provides a series of learning courses to support city leaders enhance the energy efficiency and sustainability of cities around the world. Each learning course addresses a sector or cross-cutting issue that contributes to enhancing the overall energy efficiency of cities. Also, it seeks to provide city leaders with practical knowledge on the assessment of energy efficiency potential, the evaluation of associated benefits, the key issues to take into account, and different implementations and financing models and options as well relevant references and real life examples.

Global Energy and Climate Policy

January 16, 2018 | University of London, SOAS University of London | English

The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international governance. Concurrently, the urgent need to mitigate and adapt to climate change and transition to a low-carbon future is adding a further layer of complexity.

The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international governance. Concurrently, the urgent need to mitigate and adapt to climate change and transition to a low-carbon future is adding a further layer of complexity.

Solar Energy

December 14, 2017 | Delft University of Technology | English

This course introduces the technology that converts solar energy into electricity, heat and solar fuels with a main focus on electricity generation. Photovoltaic (PV) devices are presented as advanced semiconductor devices that deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The emphasis is on understanding the working principle of a solar cell, fabrication of solar cells, PV module construction and the design of a PV system. You will gain a greater understanding of the principles of the photovoltaic conversion— the conversion of light into electricity.

 

This course introduces the technology that converts solar energy into electricity, heat and solar fuels with a main focus on electricity generation. Photovoltaic (PV) devices are presented as advanced semiconductor devices that deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The emphasis is on understanding the working principle of a solar cell, fabrication of solar cells, PV module construction and the design of a PV system. You will gain a greater understanding of the principles of the photovoltaic conversion— the conversion of light into electricity.

 

Energy Within Environmental Constraints

November 1, 2017 | Harvard University | English

In this course, you will find enough about modern commercial solar panels to estimate if they would be profitable to install in a given location. We emphasizes costs: the cascade of capital and operating costs from energy extraction all the way through end uses. We also emphasize quantitative comparisons and tradeoffs: how much more expensive is electricity from solar panels than from coal plants, and how much pollution does it prevent? Is solar power as cost-effective an environmental investment as nuclear power or energy efficiency? And how do we include considerations other than cost?

In this course, you will find enough about modern commercial solar panels to estimate if they would be profitable to install in a given location. We emphasizes costs: the cascade of capital and operating costs from energy extraction all the way through end uses. We also emphasize quantitative comparisons and tradeoffs: how much more expensive is electricity from solar panels than from coal plants, and how much pollution does it prevent? Is solar power as cost-effective an environmental investment as nuclear power or energy efficiency? And how do we include considerations other than cost?