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Resource – Energy Transformed: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

Posted in Models, Research by Ferne Edwards on April 28th, 2008

Recently promoted on the Greenleap list, the “Energy Transformed: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation” developed by The Natural Edge Project, Griffith University and ANU and was funded by the CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship and the National Framework for Energy Efficiency may also appeal to Sustainable Melbourne readers.

Energy Transformed: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

This 600+ page Online Textbook provides FREE access to a comprehensive education and training package that brings together the knowledge of how countries, specifically Australia can achieve deep cuts. See http://www.naturaledgeproject.net/Sustainable_Energy_Solutions_Portfolio.aspx.

This training package provides industry, governments, business and households with knowledge to enable them to realise at least 30 percent energy efficiency savings in the short term while providing a strong basis for further improvement. The package is presented as 3 modules each with 10 lectures. Each lecture is structured to enable you to find quickly what you need. Each lecture has a clear topic heading, aim, executive summary (key learning points), detailed 15 page essay and then further online resources.

Module 1 overviews the business case for rapid action on climate change and then covers the main areas of energy efficiency opportunity – by technology. Module 2 firstly highlights how through good demand management peak and base load electricity demand can be reduced.

Module 2 then considers energy efficiency opportunities – by Sector. Modules 1 and 2 are designed this way to align with the UK Carbon Trusts extensive free online resources on these topics. (See Energy Efficiency Savings by Technology – http://www.thecarbontrust.co.uk/energy/startsaving/technology.htm ) (See Energy Efficiency Savings by Sector – http://www.thecarbontrust.co.uk/energy/startsaving/sectorselector/ )

Module 3 provides an updated overview of advances in low carbon technologies, renewable energy and sustainable transport, climate neutral buildings and carbon offsets to help achieve a low carbon sustainable energy future. Whist this education and training package has an Australian focus, it outlines sustainable energy strategies and provide links to numerous online reports which will assist climate change mitigation efforts globally.

This free online training program seeks to compliment other initiatives seeking to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions rapidly through behaviour change, sustainable consumption, and constructive changes in economic incentives and policy.

This package was developed by The Natural Edge Project, Griffith University and ANU and was funded by the CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship and the National Framework for Energy Efficiency. The package was developed with extensive peer review. The lead peer reviewers for this package were Adjunct Professor Alan Pears and Geoff Andrews.

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