A worldwide energy crisis forces human being to explore new forms of energy. With the great efforts of scientists and engineers, various types of renewable energy have been explored, such as solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy and so on. This GE course is designed to enable students (1) to understand energy crisis and its social influence on environment and human beings’ life, and (2) to acquire knowledge of renewable energy (such as working principle, advantages and current applications, and so on) through lectures, group seminars and site visits. Throughout the semester, students are required to attend a series of lectures, which will help students to understand the basis of energy crisis and renewable energy. Students will be organized to visit the Lamma wind power station to be familiar with the operation of renewable energy systems.