Renewable Energy and Climate Change Lite

Lite Overview of Climate Change, Fossil Fuels & new innovative Renewable Energy Technologies
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course 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!!

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 ... 


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.


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. '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.


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.


With 8 lectures, I'll walk you through each lecture in a series of videos.

This course provides a quick overview of:

  • Climate Change and the Environment
  • Fossil Fuels and How they are formed
  • Fossil Fuels and the environmental costs
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation
  • New Renewables
  • In this Lite course, some of the Renewable Energy Technologies are presented, including:
  • Biomass and biofuels (innovative jatropha and algae-derived oils)
  • Introduction to Power, with a little Math too
  • Solar power (PV and solar thermal)



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.

INVEST in your FUTURE! GET STARTED NOW! Just click "Take This Course" and you will be on your way. If you are a student in one of my other courses, and have a coupon, just click 'Redeem Coupon'.

Looking forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Happy Learning!

What are the requirements?

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader, Foxit Reader, or Apple Mac Preview (as the quizzes provided are in .pdf)
  • An interest in saving our planet from CLIMATE CHANGE

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how FOSSIL FUELS form, their impact on the environment, and their effects on CLIMATE CHANGE
  • Learn about ENERGY conservation
  • JUMPSTART your career with an end-of-course CERTIFICATE

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 anyone who wants to learn how the new, emerging innovative renewable energy technologies work. This course is jam-packed to cover most of them.
  • For people already in the renewables industry, this course can provide a comprehensive overview of how the technologies work.

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.


Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Conventional energy resources: Fossil Fuels with an impact on Climate Change

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

It also discusses the different types of fossil fuel energy sources that the world uses: coal, natural gas, crude Oil (petroleum), and alternative synthetic fuels. 


This Video discusses the environmental costs of using fossil fuels:

  • pollution, 
  • human impact, and 
  • climate change.

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

Section 3: Renewable energies: Biomass and biofuels

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.

Section 4: Renewable energies: an Overview of the Renewables, some Math, and Solar power

This lecture begins our discussion of renewable energy technologies.


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.


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 5: Bonus Lecture: Hungry for more??
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Instructor Biography

Marianne N. Michaels, | 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.

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