Clean Energy Solutions:

Technological Change to Meet Emissions Reduction Targets
Inquiring For
Work Experience

Why enroll in this course?

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Interact with MIT experts and Instructors in live synchronous sessions for a more comprehensive learning experience.

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Networking Opportunities during the course establish professional connections with industry experts and your cohort.

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Access to Rich Supplementary Resources provides additional materials and content for a more thorough educational journey.

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Create significant impact addressing climate change and creating economic opportunities that help support human well-being globally.

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Reach Emissions Reduction Goals to lead smart energy transition initiatives in your organization.

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Develop Strategies for Vital Innovation, which helps you discover and curate opportunities for sustainability in your organization.

What will you learn?

What will you learn?

  • Analyze the scale of the climate change mitigation challenge using current and historical contexts of energy supply and demand technologies.

  • Compare energy conversion and storage technologies based on performance metrics such as cost, carbon intensity, and resource limitations.

  • Analyze data on technological change trajectories.

  • Assess a variety of approaches currently taken to model carbon emissions reduction scenarios and the role of energy systems.

  • Analyze technological change and optimize technology portfolios for your organization.

  • Estimate the rates of change needed in determinants of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Identify effective strategies for innovation on clean energy and other climate solutions.

All the participants who successfully complete their program will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*.

To obtain CEUs, complete the accreditation confirmation, which is available at the end of the course. CEUs are calculated for each course based on the number of learning hours.

*The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of ongoing learning to indicate the amount of time they have devoted to a non-credit/non-degree professional development program.

To understand whether or not these CEUs may be applied toward professional certification, licensing requirements, or other required training or continuing education hours, please consult your training department or licensing authority directly.

Course Outline

Data-informed analysis is essential for developing effective strategies for addressing climate change. This course presents a holistic and quantitative picture of the challenge of climate change mitigation, and of solutions to meet emissions reduction targets. Participants will learn about pathways for reaching climate goals set by governments and companies, with a focus on supporting a transition toward clean energy systems. The course will cover concepts and models to support strategic decisions in technology development, investment, and public policy design.

Who is this online course for?

  • Engineers and technical professionals looking to take a data-informed approach to devise climate change mitigation solutions that are informed by understanding the role and evolution of various energy technologies.

  • Policy changemakers and advisors at local, national, and international levels who are interested in acquiring data-driven insights into the climate change mitigation opportunities found in clean energy technologies and beyond.

  • R&D, finance, and investment managers seeking to optimize their clean energy-sustainability-related portfolios.

  • Professionals from a multitude of backgrounds who are interested in climate change mitigation efforts and innovation opportunities.


MPE - Faculty - Jessika Trancik
Prof. Jessika Trancik

Professor, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, MIT

Course overview

    This course has been more than an academic experience; it has been a journey that has broadened my understanding of the complexities of energy transitions and their impact on climate change mitigation. The MIT Professional Education Clean Energy program has far exceeded my expectations, providing me with the tools necessary to address the crucial challenges we face today in the field of energy and climate change. I feel more prepared than ever to actively contribute to building a sustainable future, and I sincerely appreciate this unique learning opportunity.
    Ronald Madera Terán
    PhD in Environmental Science and Civil Engineering
    Woodside Energy

    Register now and boost your professional trajectory.

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