11.162 Politics of Energy and the Environment


Class Info

Focuses on the politics of making local, state, national and international decisions on energy and the environment. Topics include implementing energy efficiency measures, siting nuclear and alternative energy plants, promoting oil and gas development offshore and in wilderness, adapting to climate change, handling toxic waste, protecting endangered species, and conserving water. Case studies include Cape Wind, disputes over oil and gas exploration in the Arctic, the response to Hurricane Katrina, and efforts to craft and comply with the greenhouse gas emissions limits.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.162 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by Staff.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 11.162 was rated 6.9 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Politics of Energy and the Environment site or on the 11.162 Stellar site.

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