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Distance Internet Education on Renewable Energy Technology

Note: The DIERET education stopped as a training course in 2011.
The text material is still available free on the internet, but you cannot make a course.
The reason is that there is no funding for the work to make the course.

A Post-graduate Program
The DIERET was a freely available educational program in the period of 1999-2010. There was a set of questions to which the students had to answer after they have read the study material. The answers were evaluated by the Secretariat. The study course was running in electronic form without any paper except that on which the certificate was issued by INFORSE Secretariat to the graduates of the course.

The text material is still available:

The 300 pages of digital course material include 450 illustrations in five modules: Why Renewables?; Solar Energy; Biomass Energy; Hydro Power; Wind Energy; Alternative Fuels for Transportation (New in 2006), and Annex Chapters: Organizing and Policy Making, and Units.

Why could Attend?
Attending the course was an opportunity for member organisations to update their knowledge on the current state of renewable technology and their utilization. The course also helped NGO members use reliable arguments in campaigns and lobbying for sustainable energy development as well as in advising people on how to use renewables. The course was offered free.

DIERETDownload the Material
read more on the European site:
and on the INFORSE site

More Information:
- English version:
INFORSE-Europe Coordinator/ FAE Slovakia attn. Emil Bedi,
, and

Other Sustainable Energy Education Opportunities
Many organisations have developed educational material on environment. Some developed material on sustainable energy as well, as part of the general environmental material. The level of these materials varies from primary to high school level.

INFORSE-Europe collected several examples in a School Resource database. The database is under continious development. New entries, corrections, komments are welcoome.