Necessity Of Renewable-Energy Education In India

Necessity Of Renewable-Energy Education In India

Renewable-energy education should be taken into consideration in India, especially since green energy can help heal the world. Energy by itself can affect homes, jobs, food production, in addition to climate change. Therefore, using clean and affordable energy has never felt more important than it is in this decade.

Renewable energy brings a huge and positive impact on everyone’s lives, especially related to global warming and natural disasters. Keeping in mind how nature can improve under more environmentally friendly energy use, the need for educating people, and training them at all levels should be encouraged as an acceptable standard all over India. 

In the last thirty years, many countries around the world have begun teaching about alternative energy sources in schools. Yet more can be done to advance the studies in higher education, by encouraging a general attitude towards studying energy management courses. Inculcating good tactics to manage how renewable energy is used, and how to do so should be encouraged.

Only those with the understanding of what lies ahead, and the knowledge to face it, will be able to lead everyone through. And this knowledge can only be acquired through education on how energy use affects the world, and what renewable energy can do to help.

How Educating About Energy Can Help 

In the modern world, no matter where one looks at it, the use of energy can be observed in various forms. It is through the use of energy that everyone’s daily lives are improved, having powered homes as well as classrooms. Society is provided with such conveniences as electricity, lighting, and heating solutions by investing in energy use.

Even in 2020 when digital classrooms have become a necessity, energy plays an important role in allowing students to move forward while staying safe in their homes. Even then, energy can have darker effects on people’s lives.

As such, it is only a basic necessity for the society that students across India are educated about renewable energy and should be encouraged to engage on an academic level. This will further encourage innovations in how greener energy is used to improve everyone’s daily lives.

Even industry leaders in the energy and allied sectors have participated in an MBA Program in energy management from some of the renowned colleges in India like the NTPC School of Business. While technical knowledge about managing energy is important, it is equally important to know how to implement this from an administrative perspective.

A business school like NSB encourages this way of thinking. Also, these kinds of courses help industry leaders understand how they can contribute to society in a meaningful way while tactfully using energy. Such management and measures not only help reduce the after-effects of energy use but also help promote a cleaner environment at increased savings.

This is of course on a higher level of education that should be promoted for those living on older standards of energy use. For a newer generation, education about energy use should focus on in-depth knowledge on the issues.

Living in India, where the primary source of generating electricity is through fossil fuels, people can observe the effects on the environment every day. This is the reason why the value of renewable energy use must be at the top of students’ minds through the study of renewable energy management courses and anywhere else in the country.

While India has invested in energy forms like wind and solar energy, the emission of greenhouse gases, which is responsible for climate change, is still a concern. There is also a general disregard of energy use by large fractions of people. India is still ensuring the access of electricity to every house in the country.

Even though on paper 100% electrification has been achieved, connecting the nation with electricity requires the ability to carry the load. Renewable energy can help with that regard as well, by sharing the burden of generating electricity. Only through education can students help bring change and strive for a cleaner and affordable energy for all.

Teaching About Cleaner Energy in Classrooms

The effects of energy are felt in almost every aspect of the world in incredible ways. It lights up the lives of people and is responsible for enriching experiences.

Even so, mismanagement of energy can also be damaging to the environment and the planet at large. A significant fraction of Indians still does not have access to affordable, modern energy, which is beneficial in use and after-effects. This situation encourages the use of education as a tool to highlight renewable energy use.

Even the United Nations consider clean and affordable energy as part of their ‘Sustainable Development Goals’, thus promoting the need for exploring renewable energy use in education. The significance of energy can be easily overlooked by people owing to its invisible nature. Yet, education will help students notice the challenges and issues surrounding energy use from different angles. As such, teaching about renewable energy will require talking about topics like:

Sources of Renewable Energy – Introducing the various types of alternatives freely available in nature such as solar, wind, water and geothermal energy would be a good start. Teachers can also talk about how these energy sources can help turn the tide against global warming, and in-turn climate changes as well. Teachers can engage with students about alternatives through challenges faced and achievements awarded, like hybrid cars or biodegradable materials.

Cause and Effect of Global Warming – Creating awareness among students about the effect of increased concentration of greenhouse gases can help as well. Having caused by human activities, such as burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and farming, should help students realize how cleaner alternatives can help. This realization will encourage students to use energy responsibly, not only as an Indian but also a citizen of the world.

A lot of Indians still depend on wood, charcoal, or even animal waste for heating and cooking. This scenario does not only hold up the use of inefficient energy sources used, but also the issue of affordability. By educating students about the challenges faced, will also help them develop behaviors regarding better energy use.

Making students aware of alternative energy sources can also drive innovations that are both necessary and marketable. It can also build a foundation for future generations to have a cleaner world to breathe in. Only through renewable energy education can the youth lead future generations towards a greener world of tomorrow.

M Ateeq