Energy Policy Mini-Course

Location: Harris School of Public Policy, Room 289B

Designing Good Energy Policy

Energy policy is more often characterized by failure than success.  Of the hundreds of energy policies tried in the United States, and in other countries, a relatively small number have produced great savings at either low cost or profit.  What are the ways to design energy policy so that public goals are achieved efficiently and effectively, and so that energy policy takes advantage of, rather than suppresses, the dynamics of the market place?  This final lecture will discuss the principals of energy policy design, using real-world examples from across the globe.

This mini-course consists of four lectures: the potential for large-scale renewables; natural gas; urbanization in China; and, the best practice energy policies. The course will be interactive, and address real world dilemmas faced by policy makers as they try to reduce CO2 emissions and other adverse consequences of our energy production and consumption. You do not have to attend all sessions, but you must RSVP for the sessions you plan to attend.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 5, 5:00 p.m. RSVP here.