Goals and Objectives



  • Recognize the great diversity of energy options currently available to us
  • Use numerical tools and publicly available scientific data to demonstrate important concepts about the Earth, its climate, and resources

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Recognize that all energy technologies are inefficient
  • Compare wealth and energy intensity in developed countries
  • Identify options for improving energy efficiency in developed countries
  • Analyze why we don't always conserve as much as we should, despite the double benefits for the climate and our wallets
  • Use a model to calculate the effects of various strategies such as use of renewable energy sources, conservation, and population control on reducing emissions