This course cuts through myths that are pervasive in the media, in public opinion, and in statements by politicians. It will provide students with a theoretical basis from which to assess energy policy options, an understanding of how global energy markets work, and an overview of domestic and international energy policy. The course seeks to build group project skills, and students will produce a policy analysis of policy options related to an energy policy problem. Through this course students will gain the tools to assess and analyze the market characteristics, policies, and regulations that impact the supply, demand, and impacts of energy consumption in the U.S. and abroad. This course will provide an overview of applied energy economics, energy regulation, basics of U.S. and global energy production / consumption, and policy options for promoting a sustainable energy future.
D. Cale Reeves