How to Survive on Earth: Energy Materials for a Sustainable Future

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Energy efficiency is a global challenge. Learn how renewable energy and other materials will help ensure life is sustainable.
Kursarten
E-Learning
Fachbereich

Ökologie

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Kursinhalt

Discover the new materials that could help humans survive on Earth in future

Energy consumption is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. How will billions of humans survive on Earth in the future?

The demand for energy will soon exhaust traditional resources such as oil, gas and coal. Developing cost effective ways of using renewable sources such as solar energy is important for future generations.

On this course, you’ll explore the vital role that new materials play in ensuring life on Earth is sustainable. You’ll learn about inexpensive energy generation and storage and gain a greater understanding of the energy crisis the world is facing.

This course is for anyone interested in sustainability and the future of human life on Earth.

Kursziele
An understanding of the worlds energy problems,Requirements for new energy generation and storage,Our energy requirements,The use of new energy materials,An understanding of non-metallic conductors for use in energy generation and storage,The difference between 2D and 3D materials in the context of supercharged materials,Thermoelectricity and how it might help solve the energy crisis,Battery versus Fuel Cells,An energy efficient street,An understanding of Photosynthesis and how we can mimic the process to power the planet
Anforderungen
This course is for anyone interested in sustainability and the future of human life on Earth.
Kurssprache
Englisch