Introduction to Clean Energy, Workshop Style
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a clean energy revolution is taking place across America, underscored by the steady expansion of the U.S. renewable energy sector.
Clean energy is not only good for the planet, the clean energy industry generates hundreds of billions in economic activity and is forecast to continue rapid growth in the years to come.
The Department of Energy predicts “tremendous economic opportunity” for the countries and organizations that invent, manufacture and export clean energy technologies.
Clean energy is energy that comes from renewable, zero emission sources that do not pollute the atmosphere when used, as well as energy saved by energy efficiency measures.
Renewable energy jobs now stand at 11.5 million worldwide with an anticipated growth of 42 million renewable energy jobs by 2050.
Clearly, clean energy is a concept whose time has finally arrived. Clean energy is energy that comes from renewable, zero emission sources that do not pollute the atmosphere when used, as well as energy saved by energy efficiency measures.
Over the past two decades as technological advances make 100% clean energy a future reality, the clean energy movement has been accelerating rapidly. And now with the full backing of the Biden administration the clean energy movement is expected to push ahead by leaps and bounds.
Analysts report there is tremendous economic opportunity for the countries that invent, manufacture and export clean energy technologies.
Among the emerging clean energy technologies, fuel cells are growing rapidly. A fuel cell basically consists of two electrodes on either side of a polymeric electrolyte membrane. Hydrogen and oxygen are purged over each of the electrodes, loaded with catalyst and through a chemical reaction, electricity, heat and water are produced.
Fossil fuels used to be less expensive than cleaner energy, but this is changing. Renewables are becoming more affordable every year, and some options are now cheaper than fossil fuels. In fact, by 2025,
Additionally, the price of solar has decreased by 89% since 2010. Consequently, solar is now the cheapest electricity in history.
Introduction to Clean Energy Course by Tonex
Introduction to Clean Energy is a 2-day training course and covers the fundamentals of clean energy and innovation to unlock and deploy new zero-carbon technologies for the future.
Participants will learn about energy and climate research and innovation, as well as clean and resilient infrastructure and communities. Fossil fuels still comprise nearly 80% of global energy. Reducing emissions in the power sectors are the key to global warming and zero-carbon economy. We also discuss how to create and store clean energy more efficiently for use at moments of peak demand, more efficient controls and sensors for advanced manufacturing, more effective and thinner insulation for buildings, and cybersecurity improvements to make smart grids more resilient to attacks.
Who Should Attend
Introduction to Clean Energy course is designed for engineers, managers, lawmakers, government employees and others with little or no clean energy experience. The course is also useful for those who have experience with clean energy but have never had any formal training.
What You Will Learn
- An overview of principles behind clean energy
- Learn the basic principles behind all key renewable power sources- solar, wind, biomass, hydropower and fuel cells
- A summary of government’s initiatives behind clean energy and new job markets
- How to implement clean energy policies and governance
- How to plan, design and build zero-carbon technologies
- Summary of case studies and practical implementation through physical examples
Course Content and Agenda
Fundamentals of Clean Energy
- Introduction to Clean Energy
- How does Clean Energy Work?
- Benefits of Clean Energy
- How can Clean Energy be used to Reduce Global Warming?
- How will Clean Energy help our Economy?
- How can we get clean energy?
- Examples of Clean Energy
- Towards Clean Energy Future
- Introduction to Alternative Energy
- Why does Renewable Energy Matter?
- Low-carbon Electricity
Renewable Energy Sources
- Carbon Reduction
- Geothermal Energy
- Solar Energy and PV Modules
- Wind Energy
- Zero Energy Buildings
- Waste-to-Energy Systems
- Fuel Cells
- Hydrogen Applications
- Energy Storage Applications
Governmental Energy Programs
- Rapid Advances in Technologies, Development of Robust Supply Chains
- Policy Incentives
- Future Trends
Overview of Clean Energy Initiatives
- Grid-scale storage vs. lithium-ion batteries
- Small modular nuclear reactors
- Refrigeration and air conditioning using refrigerants with no global warming potential
- Zero net energy buildings at zero net cost
- Renewables to produce carbon-free hydrogen
- Decarbonizing industrial heat
- Transformation of steel, concrete, and chemicals industries
- Reimagining carbon-neutral construction materials;
- Decarbonizing the food and agriculture sector,
- Leveraging agriculture to remove carbon dioxide from the air and store it in the ground;
- Capturing carbon dioxide from power plant exhausts
- Accelerate the development and deployment of carbon capture sequestration technology
- Carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS)
- The future of nuclear energy
- Clean Energy Export and Climate Investment Initiative
- Strategy to develop a low-carbon manufacturing sector
Introduction to Clean Energy