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Society and the Energy Transition
Course Description

This course will build on the experience of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) and the large interest in our Energy Policy Research Group events. A key outcome will be organizing and hosting events for all of CEU.   

The energy sector is undergoing profound technological, economic, and socio-political shifts in the transition towards a sustainable energy system by 2050. This course will delve into these latest developments by fostering discussions around breaking topics in the energy sector. This will include discussions on both recent journal and news articles. These readings will tie into guest speakers and panel discussions that the students are expected to organize based on their interests.  The course will run in conjunction with the activities of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) and host both online and offline events where major issues affecting the energy sector are examined in detail.  

The expectation is that students will assist in organizing a speaker or a panel discussion. Students will be assessed on their ability to work in a group to organize an event, demonstrate knowledge of the assigned readings and reflect these in written assignments. 

Learning Outcomes
  • Ability to work in a group organizing an event 

  • Learn about most recent policy approaches and research on energy transitions 

  • Assess policy and innovation policies and efforts at national and international levels 

  • Cross-disciplinary approaches to education and policy   

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