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Online Education

For lifelong learners, the Stanford Center for Professional Development offers an Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Certificate. Energy courses are also available free of charge at Stanford Online.

Energy E-Books

The Precourt Institute and KQED public media  have created a series of interactive e-books designed to give readers a broad introduction to the subjects of climate change and energy. The e-books, Clue into Climate and Energy, and their companion iTunesU courses can be downloaded free of charge from iTunes.

Energy: The Basics, investigates the nature of energy and energy resources.  The second volume, Energy: Use and Efficiency, explores how people use energy, from generating electricity to developing energy-efficient technologies.

Primarily developed for middle and highschool students, but also relevant for lifelong learners, the series explores the causes of climate change, its impacts on freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, and innovative strategies for curbing and adapting to change:

Energy 101 Video Tutorials

Developed by the Global Climate and Energy Project, these video tutorials provide an overview of specific topics in energy from battery storage to carbon capture and sequestration. Learn the basics about a range of technical areas from top experts in the field. 

California and Western Energy Lecture Series

Developed by Precourt Energy Scholar Dian Grueneich, the California and Western Energy Lecture Series provides an understanding of California and Western energy.

Energy Market Game

Developed by Frank Wolak, Mark Thurber, and Trevor Davis at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development. The Energy Market Game is a free, web-based game that allows players to take on the roles of electricity generating companies (“gencos”), electricity retailers, or vertically-integrated utilities in electricity markets with different market rules.