Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development
Two trends are currently generating serious worldwide energy concern: global climate change and the depletion of fossil fuel resources. Renewable energy is fast emerging as the win-win solution to both these problems, a unique opportunity to harness economic drive to reinvigorate climate change response. EST supported a renewable energy project on ‘Sustainable Management of Energy, Economy and Environment for Rural Communities,’ led by Prof. Kamaruddin Abdullah at Darma Persada University, Indonesia. The project is seeking ways to measure the sustainability of installed renewable energy conversion systems by testing the E3i concept, which aims to contribute to the sustainable development of rural communities in terms of the sustainable use of energy (Renewable Energy) and the development of local economy and income generation (Economy) with minimum negative environmental consequences (Environment).
An e-learning course was developed to learn about the results of the monitoring and evaluation of renewable energy applications in selected villages in Indonesia (http://e-learning.dikti.go.id/unesco/).