The Bigger Picture - Part 1

A Glimpse into the Probable Future of Energy


The course will explain how during sometime in the 21st century, civilization could suffer a primary energy crisis. It will also look at the potential solutions to this primary energy crisis.


This course is mainly for people training to become government officials, advisors, leaders, business leaders like bankers, insurance executives and anyone who is involved in long-term planning. Of course anyone else can take this course out of interest.

A knowledge of this course will open up new careers, provide you with expertise so you can become:

  • A thought leader
  • Get hired by top companies
  • Maximise your impact for the betterment of everyone

This course can be understood by anyone who can read a graph or understand basic maths. 


The course is divided into two parts. This is part 1 and covers most of the course and contains 4 main lectures. Part 2 will be released at a later date and will contain 5 lectures. Part 2 will add to your knowledge and look forward to a future course on how we could one day, if we find a solution to the energy crisis this century, utilise energy from outer space.

Course Curriculum

Lecture 1 - Resource Expiration & the Exponential Problem
Lecture 2 - Why is Oil so Important? Energy Density, EROIE & Net Energy
Lecture 4 - Implications of Failing to Find a Solution

What's included?

6 Videos
4 Quizzes
John Clarkson
John Clarkson
Course Writer / Tutor

About the instructor


"The world is not a ball of cheese, and we are not rats gnawing on it, until it is all gone and we are left with nothing."

"If you want freedom, get yourself off the grid and utilise the sun, wind, water flows and heat from your environment to power your home"

"Never trust a salesmen. Always make sure you know much more about the product he's selling you than he knows"


What I want to do is to help people educate themselves about the future, so they are better placed to make the right kind of investments that guarantee them success, and help the environment and civilization.

I want to see people get smart about what their politicians and corporations are up to, and how they can fight back against corporate and political greed. One way to fight back to is to become energy self-sufficient.

There's an underlying, almost hidden theme in my courses. I want my students to see these courses as a means to become Energy Futurists - people who understand that the future isn't fossil fuel, but it's also not completely renewable energy.


John Clarkson has many years experience in the micro-renewable energy, energy efficiency and battery storage industries. For 10 years he worked as a trainer for a major micro-renewable energy company, delivering courses on a range of subjects to do with micro-renewable energy, sustainable development and energy efficiency in the home.

These courses are being turned in to videos with the help of Tatjana Anders, a professional actress, who works with John, as his course presenter, to save him time to do his data and other consultancy work. John has worked for prestigious companies such as British Gas plc which is part of Centrica and local charities such as Ocean Housing.

Career Path

Professionally qualified trainer delivering energy efficiency and small scale renewables and courses to businesses including:-

  • Enact Energy Renewables Ltd (2000 - 2013)
  • British Gas plc (2014 - 2015)
  • Ocean Housing Ltd (2015 - 2016)
  • Perimetr Data Consultants (2016 - 2017)
  • Consultant for Wattstor (2016-17)


MSc Climate Change & Sustainable Development, De Montfort University

 BA(Hons) History, Open University

CIEH Personal Trainer Certificate


Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Roof Wind Pressure, Wind Power, Heat Pump, Pico- / Micro-Hydro, and Twitter Data Analysis software.

Now you can be part of the solution to future energy crisis. We'll be happy to answer any of your questions

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