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Fall 2018
Sep 17, 2021
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GOVT 366 - Internat Energy Policy
*This course will be taught by Manuel Pinho in Fall 2016.*

The course will cover in the first 10 classes the world energy balance, the 3 main game changers (China, energy security and climate change) and the most important energy challenges from the point of view of the
• US (shale gas and tight oil revolution), 
• China (external dependence, pollution), 
• Europe (20/20/20 strategy, single market, competitiveness),
• Russia (investment, strategic cooperation with China), and 
• Developing countries (energy access for all).

The remaining 3 classes will cover 6 special topics: 
• Energy Darwinism, The evolution of the energy industry (Citibank)  
• How China´s resource quest is changing the world (E. Economy and M. Levi)  
• Fueling the future with natural gas (HIS CERA report on natural gas in the US)  
• Energy economics developments in Europe  (European Commission) 
• Risky business: The economic risks of climate change in the US (Bloomberg- Paulsen report)  
• Outlook for Russian energy  (International Energy Agency)  

The course includes Australia 2050, a web based game to create energy sustainability scenarios for Australia in 2050.

Sample questions to which students will be able to provide a quantitative answer by the end of the course: i) world energy balance by demand and supply sources; ii) shale gas and tight oil reserves; iii) impact on world oil reserves of an improvement through technological progress of the rate of recovery; iv) energy demand and CO2 emissions in different GDP growth and carbon intensity for China; v) estimate of the levelized cost of electricity production in several regions of the world under different assumptions for fuel and CO2 prices.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Government Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/IPOL Foreign Policy, College/GOVT: Dept Seminar, College/GOVT: Pol Theory

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