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Energy Policy Mini-Course

Location: Harris School of Public Policy, Room 289B

Hope and Fear

This opening lecture touches briefly on how climate systems are entering, or could potentially enter, runaway, non-linear change. It then argues that large scale renewable energy has similar nonlinear growth potential—but for the good. Looking at recent developments in Japan, Denmark, Germany, China and certain U.S. states, we will explore how far renewable energy can go, how fast, at what cost, and with which policies.

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.


Hosted by The Harris School of Public Policy