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IGA-410: Energy Policy, Technologies, Systems, and Markets

Energy is a critical component of every dimension of human society. It is an essential input for economic development, transportation, and agriculture, and it shapes national and international policies in the environmental, national security, and technology arenas. IGA-410 is an introductory energy policy course which introduces students to the policy and economic dimensions of the energy choices to meet societal goals—both global and domestic. Oil and gas markets, electricity policy, technology innovation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change and global energy politics will be covered. The first part of the course intoduces students to quantitative and qualitative analytical tools to assess energy problems and the fundamental concepts of energy policy. The second part relies heavily on case studies to explore specific challenges, which will allow students to apply the tools acquired in the first segment. Previous exposure to micro-economics is useful, but not required.

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Fall

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4:10

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IGA-410

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