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World Bank Online Course On Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Policies

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This session World Bank Group is offering an open online version of course, ‘Energy Sector Strategies to Support Green Growth.’ This e-course explains necessary features of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and also discusses how they can contribute to green growth strategies.

The overall objective of this MOOC is to provide a better understanding of the policy instruments used to promote the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in developing countries. The course startingdate is May 03, 2016.

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Course At A Glance

Level: The course is for Policymakers, planners, development practitioners, energy specialists.
Length: 3 weeks
Subject: English.
Institution: The World Bank Group
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session:  May 03, 2016 – May 24, 2016

Providers’ Details

e-Institute is an unique global portal is designed to support self-motivated learners who want to get up to speed on the latest development trends, enhance their skills, and share knowledge through on-line learning communities. One of the greatest challenges facing today’s development practitioners is the dearth of affordable, innovative, and practitioner-focused training on the “how to” of policy reform and proven good practices customized to local needs.

About The Course

The course begins with an overview of the range of policy tools available, including price instruments (e.g., feed-in tariffs), quantity instruments (e.g., tradable renewable energy certificates) and standards (e.g., building codes for energy efficiency). As an example, the course discusses the opportunities provided by these policy tools, together with the challenges of implementation. The course ends with a discussion on how these policies can be integrated into overall green growth strategies at the national level.
The course also examines how public policy and financial support can support innovation, research and development of new technologies in the energy sector. It discusses global patterns of innovation and a range of policies to encourage the development, deployment and diffusion of green technologies.

Why Take This Course?

World Bank Group is offering this online course via an e-institute totally free. This course is offered totally free in facilitated format. The course is unique in covering a broad spectrum of energy sector strategies, including both renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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How To Join This Course

Once you have selected a course, click on the “apply now” link to determine the course delivery date that suits you most. The link will direct you to an online application form that will open in your browser. After you fill out all the fields in the form, click on the “submit” button. Please be aware that this is only an application, you are not enrolled in the course yet. You will receive an automated confirmation that your application has been received. Please note that you will not receive log on information at this time. In a few weeks, we will send you an email informing you of your application status (accepted, declined or waitlisted). If you have been selected, you will also, at that time, be given information on how to pay the course fee if applicable.

Learning Outcomes

It helps develop the mindset and knowledge base required for anyone wishing to pursue a more in-depth analysis on energy systems planning. The course provides better understanding of the policy instruments used to promote the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in developing countries.

Requirements

Target Audience are Policymakers, planners, development practitioners, energy specialists.

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