Public Policy, Climate, Renew

An examination of the public policy options to address climate change through changes in electric generation. Beginning with a survey of current policy regimes and their impact, we will discuss the history and structure of the electric industry, regulation of the industry, and specific market based, tax, and command and control mechanisms for encouraging clean energy development. Along the way, we will survey renewable energy policies, feed in tariffs, tax policies, green banks, the EPA proposed climate regulations, the impact of NEPA and other federal laws on renewable energy development, and the failure of the nuclear renaissance in the United States.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Friday 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.127
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Paper

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed

Textbooks

  • Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition - Okrent, Daniel
      edition: 2010
        (required)
  • The Concept of Law - Hart, HLA
      Oxford Univ. , edition: 1994
        (required)