Renewable Energy Transition Strategies: Practical Innovations for Urban Areas

Online course: offered fall 2018.

The global transition to renewable energy is gaining momentum, and cities and local governments are at the forefront of this movement. The number of municipalities around the world setting ambitious 100% renewable energy targets is growing, with some cities in the US and Europe having already met this goal. However, the transition to renewable energy is not easy and it requires moving forward collaboratively with businesses, governments, and the public. City leaders need to be equipped with practical knowledge to work effectively in partnerships across sectors.

By highlighting foundational first actions, this interdisciplinary course will help provide the knowledge and perspective needed to confidently lead a municipal- level renewable energy transition.

The course covers a range of inter-related topics including the global context for renewable energy transitions, energy efficiency in buildings, sustainable transportation, renewable energy literacy, communicating with and engaging stakeholders, and resources for continued learning.

Audience

This course is designed for local government staff, elected officials, researchers, and individuals from the private sector and civil society organizations concerned about their energy future.  

Testimonials

It's cutting-edge, with the top instructors in a somewhat niche field in Canada. And the reading materials presented were well curated...
NGO Utilities

Excellent for understanding basics of energy infrastructure, governance, funding and other implementation issues.
- Energy Consultant

The [on-line] format is perfect for someone with a full time career, looking to better understand how they can navigate their community towards RE.
- Environmental NGO Leader