Interdisc Analys 4 EnergyPol
This course introduces interdisciplinary tools for energy analysis, including essentials of energy science and technology, energy resources and markets, environmental aspects of energy supply and demand, energy security, and energy regulation and policy. These tools are applied to topical modules on oil and gas; coal; nuclear power; renewable energy; energy efficiency; electric power; and transportation. Coursework will include lectures, weekly readings and discussion, quantitative homework, and written assignments including a semester research project. With energy in the news on a daily basis, there is no shortage of fodder for topical discussions and application of the tools developed in this course. The course may include field trips to energy facilities in the greater Monterey area, subject to availability and schedule. There is no pre-requisite for this course but taking IPOL 8512 first is helpful, as is other prior coursework in energy science and economics.