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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance

MPhil in Environmental Policy, Module EP06


Laura Diaz Anadon

Pablo Salas

This course introduces the student to issues related to energy policy, with a particular emphasis on addressing the challenge of climate change. The aim is to provide an understanding of the wide-ranging cross-disciplinary issues involved in climate change mitigation and adaptation from both an energy and technology perspective. Current knowledge of global energy resources is explored, renewable and non-renewable, with some energy economics. The student will then be introduced to key concepts in technology innovation, diffusion, and the economics of energy technologies. These concepts include the rebound effect, levelized cost of electricity, and recent research on technological change and learning. Finally, we will discuss how policy instruments can contribute to moving towards a low-carbon economy