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Our Energy Future (Coursera)

This course is designed to introduce students to the issues of energy in the 21st century – including food and fuels – which are inseparably linked – and will discuss energy production and utilization from the biology, engineering, economics, climate science, and social science perspectives. This course will cover [...]
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Introduction to Thermodynamics: Transferring Energy from Here to There (Coursera)

This course provides an introduction to the most powerful engineering principles you will ever learn - Thermodynamics: the science of transferring energy from one place or form to another place or form. We will introduce the tools you need to analyze energy systems from solar panels, to engines, to [...]
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Exploring Renewable Energy Schemes (Coursera)

What do you picture when you hear the term “renewable energy?” Do you imagine fields of solar panels, giant windmills, or huge hydroelectric dams? Those are all examples of large-scale, grid-tied systems. In this course, we’ll go much smaller and focus on off-grid, stand-alone systems.
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Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development (edX)

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Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development (edX)
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What is a sustainable city? Learn the basics here. According to the United Nations, urbanization and population growth could result in an increase of 2.5 billion people into urban populations by 2050, with associated impacts ranging from increased transportation needs to more building. How do we make cities sustainable [...]
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Climate Change Science and Negotiations (edX)

Humanity is up against a tight timeline to address climate change. Learn how we can deeply decarbonize the global energy systems, and put the world on a 2°C pathway. In this course, learn solutions to mitigate the effects of the global greenhouse gas emissions causing temperature rise, and how [...]
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Energy Within Environmental Constraints (edX)

A quantitative introduction to the energy system and its environmental impacts. Humanity faces an immense challenge: providing abundant energy to everyone without wrecking the planet. If we want a high-energy future while protecting the natural world for our children, we must consider the environmental consequences of energy production and [...]
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Sustainability: Energy Transition (FutureLearn)

How does energy help us secure a sustainable future? Delve into energy systems to discover the path to sustainable solutions. Explore sustainable energy with the experts at the University of Canterbury. To tackle the climate crisis, it’s important for us all to understand the complex problems we face and [...]
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Energy Services (IST)

This course introduces the concept of energy services and presents the modeling principles to design sustainable energy systems. The course will occur through a self-paced methodology, which means that will be open for a longer period and all the materials and evaluation are already available. Since there are [...]
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Comfort and Health in Buildings (edX)

Learn how to realize thermally comfortable and healthy buildings and how energy technologies impact comfort. Even in the well-accepted indoor temperature range of 20-24°C (68-75°F), people can experience thermal discomfort. Complaints about the indoor thermal environment are one of the major complaints building and facility managers have to deal [...]
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Understanding Nuclear Energy (edX)

Learn the science and technology behind nuclear energy and the special features of this energy source. In this nuclear energy course, we will tackle provocative questions such as: Is nuclear energy a good substitute for fossil fuels to reduce our CO2 emission or not?; Can nuclear reactors operate safely [...]
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