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Energy and Environment

  • Explores Energy's Impact on the Global Economy
  • Provides Perspective on Climate Change
  • Examines the Geopolitical Landscape

Population growth, technological advancements, and the expansion of global economies all have significant implications for the ever-evolving energy and environmental landscape. These courses examine the increasing importance that access to energy and natural resources has on the global economy and geopolitical landscape, as well as the impact of climate change on our environment. They are taught by policy-makers, energy financiers, clean-tech entrepreneurs, and environmental advocates.

Solar Energy Fundamentals: Engineering, Policy, and Deployment

This course provides a comprehensive analysis of solar photovoltaics (PV) as a clean energy solution.

2017 Spring
1 section

Food and Water Security: Policy and Communications

Examine international and local food, water, and sanitation policies and the differing scenarios in developed and developing countries.

2017 Spring
1 section

Climate Change After The Paris Summit: Politics, Economics, Business, and Finance

Learn about what was accomplished in Paris and what issues remain outstanding in the effort to avoid catastrophic global climate change.

Introduction to Clean Energy Policy

Examine success and failure in government-led policies and regulations shaping the growth of clean energy technologies and industries.

Renewable Energy in an Age of Cheap Fossil Fuels

Learn the fundamentals of traditional and clean energy resources, including innovations that support a shift to a lower carbon economy.

The Global Race for Supremacy in Renewable Energy: Who Is Winning?

Gain a comparative perspective on the efforts to invest in, discover, and commercialize the renewable energy sources that will dominate the century.

Urbanization and Food Security

Examine the nexus of urbanization and food security, and explore innovative policy and programmatic solutions to urban food insecurity.