Undergraduate | TAS-KGA319 | 2024
Science and Policy for Energy Futures
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- Start dates
- 22 July 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 14 weeks
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Science and Policy for Energy Futures
About this subject
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Describe the energy system in Australia in terms of its production, distribution and consumption, across both space and time.
- Synthesise information from a range of energy sector sources, including government, scientists, industry, and other stakeholders in order to articulate key issues at the science-policy interface.
- Evaluate a range of ethical, regulatory, economic and socio-political contexts as individuals and in teams in order to make recommendations about complex energy sector problems.
- Explain past, present and future processes that shape the Tasmanian energy sector in order to make integrated recommendations sensitive to the Tasmanian context.
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This subject will equip students with an interdisciplinary understanding of energy systems. Its focus is on how science and policy are interacting to shape Australia’s energy futures. The Australian energy sector is experiencing a period of change, prompted by the availability of new energy technologies as well as new societal expectations, desires and behaviours. Learning will focus on how these changes are being initiated and governed through a range of organisations and institutions, including the state, corporations, community groups, and individual households. The interplay between expert knowledge and decision making will be analysed, with close attention to the politics of technical decision-making processes. This subject is taught collaboratively with input from the Tasmanian energy industry and government. Science and Policy for Energy Futures will be of interest to undergraduate students from Geography, Social Sciences, Engineering and Law.
- Research Brief (25%)
- Group Workshop Presentation (30%)
- Position Paper (40%)
- Research Brief Topic Choice & Paragraph (5%)
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- Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: 1 short lecture (pre-recorded) and 1 x 2-hour workshop per week, as well as independent learning; plus a 2-day online intensive workshop in Week 8. ABC Catalyst (2021) 'The Grid: powering the future', https://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/the-grid-powering-the-future/13491654
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