Economic Analysis of Current Energy Issues
Examination of present-day sources and end-users of energy in U.S. and selected foreign nations with attention to external cost of energy systems. Fossil fuel prospects, new and renewable energy sources and nuclear power. Opportunities for increasing energy productivity. Proposals for dealing with climate change. Course equips students to evaluate proposals and arguments from all sides of the energy debates using facts and analysis. Pre-requisite: ECON201D. One course.