University launches free course on green energy

A free online course from Manchester Metropolitan University aims to support those considering working in the clean energy sector by giving them a better understanding of the clean growth agenda.

Posted on 27 January 2021

A free online course from Manchester Metropolitan University aims to support those considering working in the clean energy sector by giving them a better understanding of the clean growth agenda.

The two-week FutureLearn course, The Challenge of Clean Growth and Cleaner Cities, is run by the university’s Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (MFCIC) and covers key principles of sustainable industrial development, different approaches to decarbonisation of cities and the challenges faced by councils, strategists and researchers.

Over the two weeks, students learn about everything from Manchester’s Environment Plan to the Future Green Skills Economy. They will also learn about the impacts of current research into renewable energy and look at ways in which Industry 4.0 is helping to accelerate clean growth, with the overall aim to give participants the tools and knowledge to make a difference.

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Amer Gaffar, director of the MFCIC, said: “This new, innovative course aims to provide a solid understanding of the work currently being done to decarbonise both the region and the UK, and improve air quality.

“Those taking part will be given the opportunity to not only gain a further understanding of the challenges we face in this area, but also to develop their own skills and ideas to help regions like Manchester achieve the targets they have set.

“There are a range of current targets in which we are working to meet. Manchester aims to be net zero by 2038 and many other cities around the country by 2050. We aim to meet this target using a range of solutions including the use hydrogen and the large-scale deployment of fuel cell technology.”

The course can be accessed online at any time of the day, so participants can learn at their own pace.

 

 

 

Posted under General Interest, Environmental Technologies and Renewable Energy and Training Courses and Networking Events on 27 January 2021