Course NameLength
Fundamentals of Biofuels2 days
Renewable Energy Certificate | Renewable Energy Training Program4 days
Wind Energy Systems Engineering Training Workshop4 days

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy comes from sources that are replenished naturally. Traditional energy sources, like coal and oil, are finite and when burned, release carbon in the form of carbon dioxide and methane — two greenhouse gases that significantly contribute to the acceleration of global climate change.

Not only are fossil fuels accelerating global climate change, but the supply is limited, so they’re not a sustainable source of energy.

Industries, countries and individuals around the world are now turning to renewable energy sources, which either do not produce carbon to generate energy or are carbon neutral, to minimize humanity’s contribution to climate change and help make sure our planet has energy for the future.

The major types of renewable energy sources include:

  • Biomass such as wood and wood waste, municipal solid waste, ethanol, biodiesel and landfill gas and biogas
  • Hydropower
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Geothermal

In the first quarter of 2020, renewables accounted for 28% of global electricity generation, according to the International Energy Agency. Coal and gas, however, remained the global mainstays, representing 60% of global electricity supply.

A major impediment to the uptake of renewable energy has been its price tag, but as these technologies mature, their costs have decreased significantly. For example, between 2010 and 2019, the cost of solar panel technology dropped 82%, followed by concentrating solar power at 47%, onshore wind at 40% and offshore wind at 29%.

More than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower electricity costs than new coal generation, and new solar and wind projects are undercutting the cheapest of existing coal-fired plants.

With signing of the Paris Agreement, countries pledged to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions, as well as to adapt to the impacts of climate change. By scaling up renewable energy, countries can sharply reduce one major source of the problem: energy-related CO2 emissions.

The United States is one of those countries now aboard with the Paris Agreement under the Biden Administration.

Renewable Energy Courses

Tonex Renewable Energy Training Courses and Seminars include Solar, Wind, Hydro, Geothermal and, Biomass (Wood and wood waste, Municipal solid waste, Landfill gas and biogas, Ethanol and Biodiesel). Learn how they are produced and managed. Unlike fossil fuels and Nonrenewable Sources (Oil and Petroleum Products, Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, Heating Oil, Hydrocarbon Gas Liquids, Natural Gas, Coal and Nuclear), which are finite, renewable energy sources regenerate.

 

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