SEE6201 - Environmental and Energy Policy

Offering Academic Unit
School of Energy and Environment
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course equips students to engage in well informed and rational debates on how to power our civilisation while protecting the biosphere. The first half of the course begins by positioning energy policy within the broader context of sustainable development and, consequently, helps cultivate an understanding of the problems and prospective solutions associated with fostering a transition away from carbon-intensive energy technologies, which consume finite resources. The second half of the course introduces students to the policy cycle and aims to develop applied awareness of the multi-faceted challenges that policymakers face in attempting to cobble together sustainable energy policy. The overall aim of the course is to cultivate a working understanding of the realities, issues, solutions and applied policy challenges that one faces when seeking to develop a sustainable energy policy.   

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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