Renewable Energy and Climate Change
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Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Jam-packed Comprehensive Overview of Energy, Climate Change, Fossil Fuels & new innovative Renewable Energy Technologies
3.8 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
27 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2016
English
Price: $195
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Learn about SOLAR, WIND, BIOMASS, BIOFUELS, GEOTHERMAL, HYDROELECTRIC, WAVE (OCEAN & TIDAL)
DISCOVER innovative RENEWABLE ENERGY technologies (e.g. turning CO2 into baking soda!)
Identify FOSSIL FUELS, how they FORM, the types, how they impact the ENVIRONMENT & their effects on CLIMATE CHANGE
Learn about ENERGY & ELECTRICITY; energy CONSERVATION & energy EFFICIENCY
Jumpstart your renewable energy career with an end-of-course certificate
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Requirements
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader, Foxit Reader, or Apple Mac Preview (as the quizzes provided are as pdf)
  • Keen interest in SAVING our planet from CLIMATE CHANGE
Description

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

The Earth is in a CLIMATE CRISIS, and needs you. Yes, YOU!! Right now, we are in the Emergency Room, and need to act quickly.

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).

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.

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: Because the world's oceans absorb about 30% of the CO2 that humans spew out, the oceans are now much more acidic. Together with a warmer ocean temperature has resulted in 50% of the world's Coral Reefs now EXTINCT, with the remaining living reefs expected to disappear in about 20-30 years!! Leaving behind green, slimy algae.

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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!

Who 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:05
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Welcome. Introduction to Energy and Electricity
1 Lecture 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.

Preview 05:34
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Conventional energy resources: Fossil Fuels with an impact on Climate Change
8 Lectures 30:46

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. 
Preview 03:08

This Lecture is about Coal:

  •  where it can be found on the planet, 
  •  how it is extracted,
  • how it contributes to Climate Change.
Preview 04:30

This Lecture is about Natural Gas:

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

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.
Fossil Fuels: Crude Oil (Petroleum)
04:51

This Lecture is about Alternative Fossil Fuels and Synfuels:

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

 video and picture for the Methane Hydrates  (Copyright credit: Courtesy of Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii)

Fossil Fuels: Alternative Fossil Fuels & Synfuels
03:35

This Video discusses the environmental costs of using fossil fuels:

  • pollution, 
  • human impact, and 
  • climate change
Preview 05:04

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

Energy efficiency & energy conservation / Introducing Renewables
05:22

Quiz

End of Section 2: Review Questions
4 pages
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Renewable energies: Biomass and biofuels
2 Lectures 17:10

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.

Biomass and biofuels
16:24

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Renewable energies: an Overview of the Renewables, some Math, and Solar power
3 Lectures 14:37

This lecture begins our discussion of renewable energy technologies.

Preview 02:03

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.

Introduction to Power and Math Calculations
02:36

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.

Solar Power
09:58
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Renewable energies: Wind power
1 Lecture 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.


Wind Power
12:16
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Renewable energies: Fuel Cells, Hydroelectric power
1 Lecture 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.


Fuel Cells and Hydroelectric Power
08:45
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Renewable energies: Wave and tidal power, and ocean thermal energy
1 Lecture 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.

Geothermal, Wave and Tidal Power, and Ocean Thermal Energy
19:01
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A favor and Check out other courses
1 Lecture 00:24
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1 Lecture 00:00
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About the Instructor
Marianne N. Michaels
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2,359 Students
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| Engineer | 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.