Environmental Studies/Public Affairs/Urban and Regional Planning 809
Introduction to Energy Analysis and Policy
Instructor: Professor Greg Nemet
Heightened concern about both the availability of energy resources and their environmental impacts has increased demand for leaders and analysts who can navigate the political, economic, scientific, and technological dimensions of these issues to inform critical policy decisions. Few are able to do so; and those who can provide valuable insight. In this course, you will develop an understanding of the dynamics of the global energy system, focusing on ways that public policy can affect these changes in societally beneficial directions. The perspective taken is that of a policy maker confronting decisions about the design and implementation of energy policy.