Econ 452b. Contemporary Issues in Energy Policy

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M 9:25 - 11:15 am
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Not offered
HLH31 108

Permission of instructor required

This course provides an overview of the challenges in the global energy framework generated by the increasing concerns about energy security and climate change. A number of energy sources and technological options will be examined with particular emphasis on their environmental, social, and economic tradeoffs. Specific areas of focus will include: the availability of secure, economically feasible, yet environmentally unattractive fossil fuel options; the technical and economic challenges facing the new energy sources and the type of policies that will be needed to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon and more efficient energy economy; the promises and limitations of renewable energy systems; the new energy revolution fueled by significant shale oil and gas reserves around the globe; and the promises and perils of nuclear power.

[Also EP&E300b and GLBL302]

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