Global Energy Markets and Policy

Course Number: ECS6320
What students learn in this course:
  • The changing roles of market and policy players in alternate energy sectors
  • The global, national, and local policy instruments for energy sustainability and drivers for adoption
  • Business models of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency solutions.
  • Understanding of sustainable transportation markets, economics, and adoption of alternative technologies and system designs
About this course:

In this course, we examine the evolution of the energy markets and regulatory environment in the US and the world vis-a-vis environmental sustainability, economic development, and national security considerations. We explore the economics and market potential of renewable energy technologies and assess alternative strategies for market penetration of renewable sources and efficiency solutions. Students complete a field study project in collaboration with a partner organization in the private, public, or non-profit sector to explore contemporary drivers of energy policy, investment strategy, and climate action initiatives.

Units:  4
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