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An introduction to sustainable energy

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The search for sustainable energy will dominate the twenty-first century. This free course, An introduction to sustainable energy, provides an introductory overview of the present energy systems and takes a brief look at where the world may find energy in the future - cleaner use of fossil fuels or renewable energy sources?

When you have completed this unit you should:

  • have an understanding and awareness of the importance of sustainable energy;
  • have an overview of the main sources of renewable energy.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 3 hours
  • Updated Thursday 18th October 2012
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Environmental Science
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An introduction to sustainable energy

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The search for sustainable energy will dominate the twenty-first century. This unit provides an introductory overview of the present energy systems and takes a brief look at where the world may find energy in the future – cleaner use of fossil fuels or renewable energy sources?

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Energy for a sustainable future (T206) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this subject area [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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