Energy 101 MOOC

Energy 101 Mini MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

A Regional Energy Literacy and Outreach Tool

Want to Learn about the Fundamentals of Energy?

The Energy 101 SE video series provides high level as well as regional perspectives on energy systems, resources, economics, policy, and technology fundamentals for a general audience from ages 14 to 114. It builds upon a previous and comprehensive Energy 101 MOOC developed by Georgia Tech’s Strategic Energy Institute and originally launched in 2012. Nearly 100,000 learners accessed the course in the past decade.

We suggest these videos be watched in sequence using this playlist.

Georgia Tech* students had a large part in bringing this video series to fruition.

Written, Presented, and Produced by RICHARD SIMMONS
Filmed, Edited, and Produced by JOHN THORNTON
Produced and Marketed by BRENT VERRILL
Research and Film Support by KERRI METZ
Research, Film Support, and Editing by MARK PHILPOT*, GRAYSON EADY*, and ANDREW WHITE*
Additional Editing by TRINN NGUYEN* and NAYLA MOSTIFIZ*

Module 1: Energy Supply

Video 1 – Energy Generation – A Global Perspective

Thumbnail of Video 1 - Rich Simmons standing in front of solar array.

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Video 2 – Energy Generation – A Southeastern U.S. Perspective

Thumbnail for Video 2 - Rich Simmons standing in front of a solar array.

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Module 2: Energy Demand

Video 3 – Energy Demand – Electric Power Use in Buildings

Video 3 Thumbnail - Rich Simmons in front of a residential electricity meter.

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Video 4 – Energy Demand – Transportation Energy Use

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Module 3: Energy Policy

Video 5 – Energy Policy – U.S. Federal Policy Context

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Video 6 – Energy Policy – Georgia State Policy

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Module 4: Energy Economics

Video 7 – Energy Economics – Overview of Energy & Economy

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Video 8 – Energy Economics – Electricity Rates

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