Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Jam-packed Comprehensive Overview of Energy, Climate Change, Fossil Fuels & new innovative Renewable Energy Technologies
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Updated in NOVEMBER  2016! *** 4+ STARS - Reviews have been GREAT!***

Think someone should do something to save our planet from Climate Change?

The Earth is in a CLIMATE CRISIS, and needs you. Yes, YOU!!

Take this Easy-to-understand STEP-BY-STEP course on Renewable Energy and Climate Change, if YOU want to help. Even the smallest things YOU DO can SAVE our planet!

But first, let's start with a ... 

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Fun Fact: Did you know ... the world is covered by around 70% water. But only around 2.5% is fresh drinkable water (NatGeo).

Fun Fact: Did you know ... that the Earth receives more energy from the sun in a single hour than the world uses in an ENTIRE year. Currently, we capture only 1% of the sun's energy to produce electricity

and now a...

Scary Fact: Did you know ... that animals (mostly COWS) contribute to global warming?!! Yeah, around 20% of all world's greenhouse gas emissions (methane) is BELCHED by COWS! Just to bring meat to your dinner table. Over 40% of the farmland in the USA is used for grazing cattle.

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Take this course because you want to:

  1. save our planet Earth! and
  2. learn about climate change and the environment (so what's all the fuss?) Or
  3. learn about fossil fuels (what's that all about) Or
  4. Live or Work OFF-THE-GRID  (you want a sustainable family, life and business) Or
  5. make an investment in YOURSELF and Jumpstart Your CAREER with a Certificate of Completion for:
    1. a 'GREEN' Job Or
    2. college/university admission Or
  6. learn more as a professional whose already in the renewable energy industry

Then this course is for you.

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After taking this course you will know where oil comes from, what coal is, what CO2 and Methane are and how they contribute to our warming climate.

You will have a unique and thorough understanding of the basics, terminology, concepts, and technologies to be proud of. Plus you'll receive a Certificate of Completion too.

I'll walk you through each lecture through a series of videos. With 19 lectures and 90 mins of videos, this course provides a comprehensive overview of:

  • Energy and Electricity
  • Climate Change and the Environment
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Renewable Energy Technologies, including:
    • Biomass and biofuels (innovative "jatropha" and "algae-derived" oils)
    • Solar power (PV and solar thermal)
    • Wind power (horizontal axis, vertical axis, offshore, 'Turbines Integrated into Buildings')
    • Fuel Cells
    • Hydroelectric power
    • Wave and tidal power
    • Ocean thermal energy

Whew!!

This course is jam-packed to cover them all. Plus end-of-section review questions, quizzes, and loads of resources.

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INVEST in your FUTURE, and GET STARTED NOW! Just click "Take This Course" button and you will be on your way.


If you have a coupon, even better! Just Enter/Click on the coupon's URL to get started!

Looking forward to helping you achieve your goals. Happy Learning!

What are the requirements?

  • Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader, or Apple mac Preview (as the quizzes provided are as pdf)
  • Keen interest in saving our planet from Climate Change

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Jumpstart your renewable energy career with an end-of-course certificate
  • Learn about the renewable energies - biomass, biofuels, solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, wave (ocean and tidal)
  • Learn about energy and electricity; learn about energy conservation and energy efficiency
  • Identify the major types of fossil fuels
  • Learn how fossil fuels impact the environment, and their effects on climate change
  • Describe current technological approaches for renewable energy development

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for anyone, who is concerned about the current state of our planet, and wants to learn about climate change and the environment.
  • For anyone interested in this fast-developing and profitable industry, this course provides a much cheaper option for discovering this industry as a possible new career for you. It helps get your feet wet.
  • This course is especially useful for jumpstarting your career with an end-of-course certificate; gaining experience for a 'green' job or for college/university admission
  • For people already in the renewables industry, this course can provide a comprehensive overview of how the technologies work.
  • For anyone who wants to learn how the new, emerging innovative renewable energy technologies work. This course is jam-packed to cover most of them.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
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01:05
Section 2: Welcome. Introduction to Energy and Electricity
05:34

This Lecture defines "Energy" and what sources the world gets most of its energy from, and provides an brief overview to how electricity is generated.

Section 3: Conventional energy resources: Fossil Fuels with an impact on Climate Change
03:08

This video discusses the origin of fossil fuels, and how they are formed.

It also provides an introduction to the different types of fossil fuel energy sources that the world uses, specifically: 

  • coal, 
  • natural gas,
  • crude Oil (petroleum), and 
  • alternative synthetic fuels. 
04:30

This Lecture is about Coal:

  •  where it can be found on the planet, 
  •  how it is extracted,
  • how it contributes to Climate Change.
04:16

This Lecture is about Natural Gas:

  •  where it can be found on the planet, 
  •  how it is extracted,
  • how it contributes to Climate Change.
04:51

This Lecture is about Crude Oil (Petroleum):

  • where it is found on the planet,
  • how it are extracted, 
  • how it is used to generate the many products we use everyday, and 
  • how it contributes to Climate Change.
03:35

This Lecture is about Alternative Fossil Fuels and Synfuels:

  •  where it is found on the planet, 
  • how they are extracted, 
  • advantages and disadvantages.

I have downloaded a separate video and picture for the Methane Hydrates (see Downloadable Materials).

05:04

This Video discusses the environmental costs of using fossil fuels:

  • pollution, 
  • human impact, and 
  • climate change
05:22

This Lecture is about why it's necessary to have energy efficiency and energy conservation, as the world is increasing its energy use.

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Section 4: Renewable energies: Biomass and biofuels
16:24

This Lecture is about Biomass and BioFuels:

  •  where the world gets its sources, 
  • innovative technologies, 
  • which countries are predominately using them, 
  • how they are extracted, and 
  • advantages and disadvantages.

I have developed a Quiz (see Downloadable materials). There are 2 files: the first is fill-in-the-blank, and is intended for you to fill out the information based upon what you learned in the video. The second file, presents the answers.

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Section 5: Renewable energies: an Overview of the Renewables, some Math, and Solar power
02:03

This lecture begins our discussion of renewable energy technologies.

02:36

This lecture provides you with mathematical calculations, including an introduction to power - and conversion of units - which may prove useful, especially if you are working or intend to work in the industry.

09:58

This Lecture is about Solar Power generation:

  • an introduction to the different solar technologies,
  • how they work, 
  • which countries dominate using solar power for electricity, and 
  • advantages and disadvantages.

I have developed a Quiz (see Downloadable materials). There are 2 files: the first is fill-in-the-blank, and is intended for you to fill out the information based upon what you learned in the video. The second file, presents the answers.

Section 6: Renewable energies: Wind power
12:16

This Lecture is about Wind power:

  • an introduction to the different wind power technologies (including on and offshore), 
  • innovative technologies, 
  • how they work, 
  • which countries are predominately using them, 
  • how it is harnessed, and 
  • advantages and disadvantages.

I have developed a Quiz (see Downloadable materials). There are 2 files: the first is fill-in-the-blank, and is intended for you to fill out the information based upon what you learned in the video. The second file, presents the answers.


Section 7: Renewable energies: Fuel Cells, Hydroelectric power
08:45

This Lecture is about Fuel Cells and Hydroelectric Power:

  • an introduction to Fuel Cells 
  • an introduction to Hydroelectric power technologies,
  • innovative technologies, 
  • how they work, 
  • which countries are predominately using them, 
  • how it is harnessed, and 
  • advantages and disadvantages.

I have developed a Quiz (see Downloadable materials). There are 2 files: the first is fill-in-the-blank, and is intended for you to fill out the information based upon what you learned in the video. The second file, presents the answers.


Section 8: Renewable energies: Wave and tidal power, and ocean thermal energy
19:01

This Lecture is about Geothermal, Wave and Tidal Power and Ocean Thermal Energy:

  • an introduction to Geothermal Power,
  • an introduction to Wave and Tidal Power,
  • an introduction to Ocean Thermal Energy,
  • innovative technologies, 
  • how they work, 
  • which countries are predominately using them, 
  • how energy is harnessed, and 
  • advantages and disadvantages for each type.

I have developed a Quiz (see Downloadable materials). There are 2 files: the first is fill-in-the-blank, and is intended for you to fill out the information based upon what you learned in the video. The second file, presents the answers.

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Instructor Biography

Marianne N. Michaels, | Engineer | Best-Selling Author | Academic

Marianne N. Michaels is a published author, academic, and engineer. She has acquired 20+ years of professional experience, and has applied this to her work at Fortune 500 multinational corporations.

As an imaginative, creative and analytical thinker, she always been intrigued by the intersection of the arts and sciences/technology, and the impact they have on the world. Helping others solve problems and reach their goals is something that she always strives to do.

She has always believed in learning new things everyday. In fact, she is keen to share what she has just learnt with anyone who happens to be nearby - whether they want to hear it or not!

Marianne would like to share her enthusiasm with you, and hopes to provide a fun and enjoyable learning experience.

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