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Renewable energy education for sustainable development


  • Jennings, Philip
  • Lund, Chris


Rising international concern about global warming and the rapid development of the renewable energy industry over recent years has led to a need for multidisciplinary programs in energy studies. We have developed a postgraduate program in energy studies which is based on the principles of ecologically sustainable development. This program combines work in energy technology with energy policy, energy economics and environmental and social issues. The program is offered on campus at Murdoch University and by external study, via the internet, throughout Australia and overseas. It has attracted considerable interest from students seeking to find new opportunities within the renewable energy industry. This paper outlines the philosophy of the energy studies program, its implementation and outcomes.

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  • Jennings, Philip & Lund, Chris, 2001. "Renewable energy education for sustainable development," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 113-118.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:renene:v:22:y:2001:i:1:p:113-118
    DOI: 10.1016/S0960-1481(00)00028-8

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