Subject details

  • Topics
    • Concepts of policy analysis
    • Policy objectives
    • Policy institutions
    • Policy in the global environment
    • Policy on fossil fuels
    • Nuclear energy and energy policy
    • Policy for renewable energy
    • Energy policy and sustainability
    • Public Choice Theory
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. assess the factors relevant to the policy decision process
  2. distinguish between good and bad energy policies
  3. identify the role and range of institutions involved in the policy process
  4. identify the range of policy objectives
  5. choose the appropriate policy instruments to address these objectives.
  • Assignment 1 - Research Project (35%)
  • Assignment 2 - Closed book invigilated exam (45%)
  • Assignment 3 - 2000 words (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

The objective of this subject is to provide an understanding of the policy processes and institutions that give rise to the shape, direction and outcomes in the energy sector. The sources of energy policy objectives are explored and the range of policy instruments to achieve objectives is outlined. These objectives and instruments approach are then applied in the areas of fossil fuel policy, nuclear energy, the global environment, renewable energy and energy sustainability.

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