Politics and Economics of International Energy

Giacomo Luciani
Level: beginner
University: n.a.
Platform: Coursera
Start: flexible
Recurrence: flexible
Language: English
Discipline: Environmental Studies
Attendance: free
Certificate: 49.00 EUR
Workload per week: 1.5 h

"Energy issues have always been important in international relations, but in recent years may have become even more important than in the past due to the widespread awareness of existing limits to energy sources and negative climate impacts. The course discusses global trends in energy consumption and production, various available scenarios for potential developments in the coming decades, the availability of oil reserves and the evolution of the oil industry. It then discusses natural gas and highlights the differences between oil and gas. It will also discuss renewable energy sources, nuclear energy and EU energy policy."

The course aims at providing students whose main interest is in international relations a background on energy resources, technology and economic realities to allow them to correctly interpret the political impact of current developments. It also aims at providing students, who already have a technical background in energy science or engineering, with the broad global view of energy issues that will allow them to better understand the social, economic and political impact of their technical knowledge.

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Comment from our editors:

One should be attentive to a neoclassical perspective taken on ecological issues in this course. Read more about the recurring debate within ecological economics that discusses its methodological and conceptual proximity to neoclassical environmental and resource economics on our perspective page Ecological Economics (https://www.exploring-economics.org/en/orientation/ecological-economics/)

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Ce projet est le fruit du travail des membres du réseau international pour le pluralisme en économie, dans la sphère germanophone (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.) et dans la sphère francophone (Rethinking Economics Switzerland / Rethinking Economics Belgium / PEPS-Économie France). Nous sommes fortement attachés à notre indépendance et à notre diversité et vos dons permettent de le rester !