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 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.