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Introduction to Clean Energy Policy

From Germany’s solar feed-in tariffs to the US Department of Energy’s ARPA-E initiative, government programs have played a critical role in the growth of the clean energy economy. As consumer and technology trends have evolved, so too has public policy. Yet, well-intentioned policies can just as often lead to unintended consequences and wasteful spending. Through a combination of local and international case studies, group discussions, and in-class debates, examine success and failure in government-led policies and regulations shaping the growth of clean energy technologies and industries in an effort to address climate change.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An ability to evaluate the effectiveness of local, national, and international clean energy policies
  • The tools to identify the best practices in public program design to support the growth of solar, wind, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and other clean energy industries
  • The ability to formulate and design a hypothetical public program or strategy to expand private sector investment in clean energy technologies and markets

Ideal for

  • Experienced and early-stage energy professionals already working in the energy sector seeking greater understanding and familiarity with the role of policymaking in all levels of government to stimulate business and market opportunities
  • Current students and professionals in non-energy-related fields who are interested in clean energy

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