Distance Internet Education
on Renewable Energy Technology
INFORSE launched DIERET in 1999. Each
round includes 25-30 students, and rounds have been held
in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, 2005, 2007,
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).
Annex Chapters: Organising and Policy Making, and Units.
There is a set of questions to which the students should answer after they have
read the study material. The study course runs in electronic
form without any paper except that on which the certificate will be issued by
INFORSE Secretariat to graduates of the course.
Attending the course is an opportunity for
member organisations to update their knowledge on the current state
of renewable technology and their utilisation. The course also helps
NGO members use reliable arguments in campaigns and lobbying for
sustainable energy development as well as in advising people on how
to use renewables.
is asking its member organisations to encourage their staff and
members to take the DIERET course, which is offered for free for European
partcipants, and a limited number of participants outside Europe.
read more on
the European site and get Application Form:
and on the INFORSE
Applications and Questions
- English version:
INFORSE-Europe Coordinator/ FAE Slovakia attn. Emil Bedi,
Other Sustainable Energy
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
INFORSE-Europe collected several examples in a School
Resource database. The
database is under continious development. New entries, corrections,
komments are welcoome.