The need for a transition towards cleaner and low-carbon energy has strengthened the roles of renewable energy in sustainable energy technologies. However, in terms of technology development, it is important to understand the resources available, the possibilities, and the limitations of the local context. Technological deployment of renewable energy needs policy, skilled personnel, technology development, and financial resources to be in place, and these could be a challenge for developing countries.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of sustainable energy as a way of supporting global sustainable development. It will illustrate how renewable energy is both an ecological imperative and an economic opportunity. The project will provide an in-depth understanding of sustainable energy, available alternate energy options, and policies, economics, and issues related to sustainable energy strategies implementation.
The course has been developed as a part of Open education for Better world (OE4BW) online mentoring initiative of UNESCO. The course is closely aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goal 7- Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.