Spring 2021 course dates/times: Online, live-stream sessions, Mar. 30-Jun. 11, 2021, Tues. and Thurs., 2-3:50 p.m.
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What You'll Learn
Summer: Energy Policy and Politics (ENRG 350)
Understand the history of energy policy within the US; gain an understanding of the major actors in energy policy; and explore the implications for energy policy from local to global levels. A specific focus will be placed on energy issues as they pertain to the Pacific Northwest.
Fall: Energy Economics (ENRG 384)
Explore the role of energy in the economy and key aspects of energy supply and demand. Topics include the interrelationships among energy use, economic growth, and the environment; conservation; solar and ‘unconventional’ energy sources; world oil markets; regulation of gas and electric utilities; and U.S. energy policy.
Winter: Advanced Energy Policy (ENRG 459)
Explore policy making and policy implementation in the context of energy technologies. Using case studies we will reveal the multidimensionality and tensions implicit in policy debates. Assemble a toolbox that enables us to innovate, assess, and promote policy options. Focus will be placed on policy solutions such as common pool resource management, community-based social marketing, civic dialogue, and analytic-deliberation.
Spring: NW Energy Systems Transitions (ENRG 449)
Discover the technological, policy, and social changes underway to transition from a fossil fuel-based energy system to a low-carbon system, including altering the ways in which we use energy, generate electricity, and fuel transportation systems. Emphasis will be on the Pacific Northwest and Columbia River basin.