Sustainability: Clean, Green Energy Choices

  • 8 topics | 39m
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
To be more sustainable, the old ways of generating energy from fossil fuels need to make way for cleaner, renewable energy sources. The environment provides multiple sources of clean energy and we need to take advantage of the technology available to us to harness energy from the resources at our disposal, such as solar, wind, and hydropower. This course covers the different renewable energy options, as well as ways to be more energy efficient. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Pinchin Ltd., an environmental, health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognize the key purpose of photovoltaics
  • identify the components of a passive solar energy system
  • recognize the key purpose of photovoltaics and components of a passive solar energy system
  • recognize how wind is used to produce electricity
  • identify the different applications of geothermal energy
  • recognize how wind and geothermal energy can be used as renewable power sources
  • recognize the key features of using hydropower to generate electricity
  • recognize how biomass is used as an energy source
  • identify the ways in which water-based and biomass energy can be used as power sources
  • recognize ways to be energy efficient
  • identify the methods to be energy efficient


  • Solar Energy
  • Knowledge Check: Using Solar Energy
  • Wind and Geothermal Energy
  • Knowledge Check: Wind and Geothermal Energy
  • Energy from Water and Plants
  • Knowledge Check: Using Water and Plant Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Knowledge Check: Being Energy Efficient