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Energy 101 Curriculum

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) peer reviewed Energy 101 Course Framework is for use by energy experts and educators at universities and community colleges to create introductory, multidisciplinary fundamentals of energy type courses that: 

  • Are grounded in the Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education document.
  • Are adaptable to meet the specific needs of diverse higher education institutions and their student populations.
  • Provide students with an understanding of the relevant scientific, technological, and social-political aspects of the energy system.
  • Provide a framework for understanding implications of energy decision-making and increase energy literacy.
  • Aim to increase pathways available to students for energy-related degrees and energy careers.

Energy 101 Curriculum