15.2191 Global Energy: Politics, Markets, and Policy

Class Info

Focuses on the ways economics and politics influence the fate of energy technologies, business models, and policies around the world. Extends fundamental concepts in the social sciences to case studies and simulations that illustrate how corporate, government, and individual decisions shape energy and environmental outcomes. In a final project, students apply the concepts in order to assess the prospects for an energy innovation to scale and advance sustainability goals in a particular regional market. Recommended prerequisite: 14.01. Meets with 15.219 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details. Preference to juniors, seniors, and Energy Minors.

This class has no prerequisites.

15.2191 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by V. Karplus.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 32-124.

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

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