In this course, we look into energy planning and policy, as well as policy implementation processes. Our purpose is to evaluate how energy policies are defined and implemented and how institutions and markets are created to promote and develop sustainable energy systems. Studied examples include mainly Europe and developing countries.
Students will review different policy examples: analyze the policy objectives, the implementation process and their outcome. Both European and developing country contexts will be considered. At the end of the course, students should be able to understand how energy policy is designed, identify policy processes, and assess outcomes. They will also be able to understand how energy policy instruments affect energy system investment decisions and public behavior.