U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Education & Workforce Development


This page contains multimedia resources including: webcasts, games and activities from Education and Workforce Development in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.


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Webcast of the Renewable Energy Competency Model: An Aid to Build a Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce
Date: 10/22/2012

Webcast on Energy Education and BITES: A potential online learning tool for energy education in colleges and universities
Date: 11/19/2012

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Webcast of the National Training and Education Resource (NTER)
Date: 12/06/2012

An Energy Literate Citizenry from K-to-Gray:A Webcast on the Department of Energy's Energy Literacy Initiative
Date: 2/06/2013

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Webcast of the 'Energy 101' Course Framework
Date: 04/10/2013

Webcast of Engaging Students in Energy
Date: 12/13/2013


Roofus' Solar & Efficient Home

My home is energy smart. Find out what makes it run.

Energy Elf

The Power Gobblin'—a giant blue monster with pulsing antennae and a long blue snout—pounces on homes in a city. After he latches onto them, he sucks the energy out of the homes, causing their energy to flicker. The Energy Elf, a young boy in orange and brown clothing, with large ears and a lightning-bolt shaped haircut, needs your help to save his house from the Power Gobblin'!You must have Adobe Flash to play this game.

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Introduction to Solar Technology

image depicting solar panelsFind fun and introductory learning videos, podcasts and webinars on solar.

Energy Basic Technology Videos

You Tube LogoFind fun and introductory learning videos on energy efficiency and renewable energy at Energy 101. These videos provide a quick overview to different technologies and topics, including solar, wind, vehicles, biofuels and much more. Check out these videos through YouTube.

Conversation on Increasing Diversity in STEM Education and the Workforce



The Honorable Dot Harris, Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diverstiy hosts a Google+ Hangout on education and the workforce to discuss what can be done about increasing diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. She spoke with Dr. Mae Jemison, physicist, engineer and the first woman of color in space; Dr. Karina Edmonds, aeronautical engineer and Technology Transfer Coordinator at the Energy Department; and Bryan Carter, student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and alumnus of our National Science Bowl competition.

The transcript is available with the video here.