The course examines the role of energy in economic activity, economic methods of assessing energy technologies, projects, and policies, and debates concerning alternative future energy scenarios. Both fossil fuels and renewable and nuclear energy sources will be studied as well as energy efficiency and conservation. Additional topics include the environmental impacts of energy use including climate change and the role of energy in economic development.
The course does not assume any economics background, but does assume a willingness and ability to learn methods of economic analysis quickly so that the course is also be relevant to students in economics based programs. However, it is an inherently interdisciplinary course, drawing on economics and natural sciences including physics and geology. Compared to existing energy economics courses at other universities, there is more focus on the biophysical foundations of the energy economy than on analysis of energy markets.
Learning OutcomesBy the end of this course students should:
1. Understand the role of energy in economic activity.
2. Have a knowledge of methods to assess alternative energy projects,technologies, and policies.
3. Have an understanding of structure of energy markets and patterns of energy production and consumption.
4. Know what key factors and principles need to be considered in evaluating alternative energy policy options.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 3
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|7936||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person|