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.
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 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