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Fall 2013 - 63720 - PA188S - Advanced Topics in Public Policy

International Energy Symposium

Instructor(s): Rai, Varun
Unique Number: 63720
Day & Time: Th 5:15 pm -6:30 pm
Room: POB 2.302
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Course Overview

Three hours a week for five weeks, or as required by the topic. Content varies and cover a wide range of policy topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Section Description

This weekly speaker series seeks to provide a common platform for students from all disciplines across the campus to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our globe. The series will introduce students to a wide range to energy topics including: low-carbon energy technologies (solar, wind, energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage, etc.); energy infrastructure (smart grids, transmission networks, maritime transport, etc.); innovation and diffusion of energy technologies; climate change and other environmental issues; behavioral aspects of energy consumption; policymaking and regulation in energy; and energy markets and finance. Every week an expert from the industry, government, or academia will talk about the key technological, policy, regulatory, and market aspects of the week’s topic and how that relates to the future of the global energy system. Each talk will be 1 hour in length, with about 45 minutes for the talk followed by 15 minutes of discussion.

This course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines. Undergraduates need permission from their departments. Available for 1 credit (Credit/No Credit only).

Every semester and week features new speakers. So this course may be repeated for credit (but cross-check your departmental requirements).