Energy policy and governance; opportunities for and constraints on clean energy transition.

Faculty: Arts
Subject: Public Policy and Global Affairs
Year / Level: 5
Theme(s): Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation



This course is restricted to graduate students. 

The course will address the energy policy process and energy governance, focusing on the opportunities for and constraints on the clean energy transition.

Learning outcomes

At the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe energy systems at multiple scales
  2. Describe opportunities and challenges for deep decarbonization
  3. Thoroughly describe the institutions responsible for energy policy-making in one or more jurisdictions
  4. Identify and analyze interests, positions, and power of energy policy stakeholders
  5. Compare the social, economic, political, and environmental attributes of different energy technology and policy choices
  6. Analyze alternative energy policy instruments and their consequences
  7. Describe energy planning and approval processes in a jurisdiction
  8. Describe the distinctive challenge of addressing energy poverty in developing nations
  9. Articulate goals and outcomes of energy policy in plain language to stakeholders, often with diverse values, needs and world-views


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George Hoberg

"Energy policy drives the world economy and has a huge impact on climate change."