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 instructed by .

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

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