Energy 101

Energy Technology and Policy
Energy Literacy for the 21st Century and Beyond
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Why choose Energy 101?

Energy 101 provides budget-friendly access to powerful energy data to support research, writing and study habits in a variety of academic settings. By the end of this text, you will learn the vocabulary, history, resources, technology, and crosscutting social, political, and economic factors associated with global energy trends. With energy fluency, you will be able to think more critically about global energy issues. 

Energy 101 creates energy experts who can see beyond the noise of modern energy discussions and deploy a working knowledge of core energy concepts in their roles as confident professionals, resourceful students, and empowered citizen-consumers.

  • Energy 101 teaches you the way you learn. You already learn through assimilating information from online search, streaming videos and experiencing interactive content in real-time. Energy 101 has curated this experience in the domain of energy and presents content through integrated video, graphics, animation, and text.

  • Energy 101 has flexible and intuitive navigation. Whether you’re a high school student, college student, or energy professional, Energy 101 will get you to the most relevant content quickly through its web-based navigation – without having to consult an index in a 600-page text.

  • Energy 101 is broad enough to support learning across multiple disciplines. With 32 chapters of content spread across 8 core sections covering the history of energy, its uses, and its impact on society, there is something of value to all students of energy, technology or policy.

  • Energy 101 is mobile and responsive like your life. Because Energy 101 is delivered through a web application, it is available on any browser-enabled device and can therefore be accessed on-demand from anywhere in your world. If you have your smartphone, you have Energy 101.
Comprehensive Content
Contains 32 chapters in 8 sections covering energy from the basics, its uses, and its impact on society.
Interactive Charts
More than 300 charts and graphs leverage interactive features, helping you explore and better understand the data.
Responsive Design
Energy 101 integrates facts, tables, video, interactive graphics, and animation, all in a responsive, easy-to-read site.
Cross-Cutting Approach
Education for fluency in the technologies, fuels, environmental impacts, policies, and interdisciplinary factors of energy.

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Why is energy literacy important? 

Energy literacy affects everything from our utility bills, to our government, to the future of our economy. Energy literacy affects public perception of energy topics and can shape the outcome of elections, business deals and consumer behaviors. In order to have a country full of informed citizens and empowered consumers–as well as successful students–we must address the lack of energy literacy as a matter of urgency in both formal and informal learning environments. Educators at all levels and leaders of companies involved with the energy industry need a resource that’s both budget-conscious and comprehensive. When developed successfully, energy literacy can heighten engagement in key STEM subjects, providing real-world applications and context to lessons across academic disciplines and areas of industry.

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Praise for Energy 101

“As someone who has had over two decades professionally in renewable energy, I find your book to be a wonderful resource.”

Dr. John Sheehan

Sr. Research Scientist, Colorado State University
“I’m enjoying your book – very clear and cogent explanations.”

Dr. Ellen Williams

Director of ARPA-E, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland

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The Energy 101 demo includes all of the content from Chapter 1: Introduction.
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Austin, Texas 78712
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