17.051 Ethics of Energy Policy


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Explores fundamental ethical problems that arise in the context of energy policy. Topics include the ethics of climate change and emissions reduction policies; international and intergenerational justice as central problems of energy policy; the ethics of natural resource depletion and conservation; the ethics of energy consumption decisions by individuals, households and firms; the proper scope of market forms of regulation in the energy policy arena; and conflicts between utilitarian and rights-based frameworks for evaluating energy policies.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.051 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by .

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

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