The US Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) (part of the National Council for Science and the Environment NCSE), has released the report from the first National Energy Education Summit.
The report is available here, and presents a vision for energy education in the USA that encompasses the energy literacy of citizens and students starting school through undergraduate, graduate and professional education.
Tim Carr, President of CEREL at the time of the Summit notes,
“Our energy economy needs a workforce with new skills, strong knowledge, and reasoned perspectives. Energy literate leaders are desperately needed to assist citizens with the challenges and opportunities of climate change. Yet, very few college and university students in the United States or elsewhere learn about energy as part of their education. Many, perhaps most, students working on energy attend technical courses that inadequately address societal, economic and environmental content and sustainability. “