Clean, Renewable Energy & Storage for a Sustainable Future

Climate change, air pollution, and energy security are three large-scale issues facing the world today. Solutions to these problems invariably require a concerted effort to transform our energy infrastructure, technologies, and policies. In this comprehensive self-paced online course, Professor Mark Jacobson shares proven methods and techniques to develop and evaluate strategies for changing the infrastructure and policies at local, regional, and global levels to ensure a healthy and sustainable future.

  • Apply a systems thinking approach to understand the interrelationship between energy technologies and human factors ranging from air pollution and air quality, health impacts, land and water requirements, grid reliability, energy equity, and energy security
  • Differentiate between clean renewable energy technologies such as wind, water, solar, and storage, and traditional and alternative energy sources and technologies such as coal, natural gas, hydrofracking, nuclear, and carbon capture
  • Identify the scope and impact of industrial energy consumption and clean energy solutions to meet this need
  • Evaluate the new technologies and business opportunities in the transportation industry from passenger electric vehicles, to hydrogen fuel cell trucks, buses, and aircraft
  • Comprehend the full spectrum of energy storage technologies such as batteries, flywheels, and hydroelectric storage
  • Interpret policies and actions needed to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy and storage for businesses, nonprofit and government organizations

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Online, self-paced
12 hours
Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Program
Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability