Energy 101 covers fluency in the technologies, fuels, environmental impacts, policies, and interdisciplinary factors of energy in an engaging and interactive format. While the format allows for informal engagement by members of the general public, the rigorous content also lends itself to use in higher education. Below is a growing list of institutions requiring or suggesting Energy 101 as a textbook.

  • Duke University
  • Stanford University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Colorado State University
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • The University of Calgary
  • The University of Maryland
  • High schools in multiple states

Energy 101 is a responsive web site designed to be viewable on any device, although some features are not optimized or available on small, phone-sized screens. It is best used with a desktop browser.

Energy 101 contains some interactive charts that are updated live, and is best used with an active internet connection. If you want to use Energy 101 offline, please be aware of the following:

  • Because Energy 101 is protected by a paywall, the “reading list” feature of your browser will not work properly.
  • For desktop browser users, you should be able to use your browser’s “Save as …” function to save each section of the site. Note that many graphs do not load until they actually appear in the browser window. For best results, scroll to the end of the page before attempting to save it. Other interactive features may not function when used offline.
  • For mobile browser users, a third-party application may be needed to save pages for offline use. Codium Labs Offline Pages Pro has been tested under iOS with good results, although some charts may not be saved. Neither Disco Learning Media, Inc. nor the University of Texas warrant any third-party application.

The Energy 101 iOS and Android apps are deprecated, and are available only to legacy users. We strongly encourage all users to use the web app, as it is the only version currently being maintained. Android and iOS users should contact for more information about transferring their license to the web app.