Energy 101 Series

Interested in learning more about the energy systems which shape so much of our lives? Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to sign up for a free 8-week energy series organized by the Dartmouth Energy Collaborative. No experience necessary, just an interest in learning more about how today's energy systems work and what forces are shaping our energy futures!

Read below for more information and click here to sign up now!

Energy 101 Info

The Energy 101 Series will increase energy literacy of Dartmouth students, faculty, staff, and members of our regional community. Participants will leave with deeper knowledge about the energy system gained through case studies, mini-lectures, explanations of key terms, discussions, and mapping regional, national, and global energy systems. Areas of focus include how societies use energy, historic and future patterns of resource exploration and extraction, and creating sustainable energy systems.

The Energy 101 Series will meet for 8 weeks on Tuesday nights from 6:30–7:45pm beginning on September 18, 2018.

Attendees will:

  • Gain an understanding of how energy is produced, distributed, and consume
  • Develop a broad vocabulary of energy-related terms and units, as well as knowledge of key stakeholders including companies, organizations, and governing bodies
  • Better understand their personal monthly and annual energy consumption
  • Learn about internship and career opportunities within the energy sector
  • Understand what is emerging in energy systems innovations in the United States and abroad
  • Build meaningful connections with others on campus and in the community working on energy systems & innovation

We ask participants to commit to attending the series in its entirety. Content delivered in weekly sessions will overlap, connect, and build over the course of the series in order to do justice to the interconnected nature of energy systems. A consistent cohort of participants will allow for deeper group discussions and collaborative case study work, so we hope you will join us for all sessions!  Plus we’ll have light snacks to keep you energized every week. 

Sign up here for Fall 2018 Energy 101 Series.


Energy 101 Series - Session Topics

September 18: Big Picture Overview - What are "energy systems"? Why and how do we use energy?
September 25: "Legacy" Energy Systems, Energy Resources, Regional Differences
October 2: Bootstrapping Energy Fundamentals: Units, Conversions, Technologies
October 9: How Electricity Systems Work: Policies, Organizations, Decision-making
October 16: Energy Economics: Energy Demand, Markets, & Paying for Energy
October 23: Energy in Frontier Economies:  System Design
October 30: Panel of Industry Experts: Creating Tomorrow's Energy Systems
November 6: Big Picture: What's Next?
November 13: End of Series Celebration!  (optional)