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Planning for a Sustainable Future with Wind, Water and the Sun




Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the most significant problems facing the world today. Solutions to these problems invariably require a large-scale conversion of our energy infrastructure. This course will provide you with proven methods and techniques to develop and evaluate strategies for changing the infrastructure at the local, regional, and global levels to provide a healthy and sustainable future.


Mark Jacobson, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

You Will Learn to

  • Alternative energy solutions and how to rank them in terms of multiple factors, including carbon-equivalent emissions, air pollution health impacts, land requirements, water requirements, reliability, and others
  • Wind as a case study for determining the world resource availability and viability of a sustainable energy source
  • The technical feasibility of powering the world and individual regions by considering the account costs, transmission needs, jobs, materials, and tradeoffs of the solutions you are evaluating



  • $195 per online course


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XEIET200 - 007 Immediate Online Access Available

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Course Access   ?
90 day access to the online course starts upon payment.

Course Materials
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page to allow for printing and review.

Final Exam:
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation:
It is required that participants complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

Mark Jacobson

Tuition Option(s):
Online Course $195.00 ?