Introduction to Clean Energy Policy
From local sustainability programs to the US Department of Energy’s ARPA-E initiative, government programs have and will continue to play a critical role in the growth of the clean energy economy. In some areas, government efforts are driving change and, in other areas, stifling it. Understanding the actors, mechanisms, and interplay of clean energy policy can be complex, and initiatives must be compared against each other and against doing nothing.
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
- Experienced and early-stage energy professionals already working in the energy sector who seek 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