Start Date and Duration

4 quarters

Times

Flexible

Location and Format

Online

Scope

4 courses

Credit

Cost

$1,068-$1,084 per course

Program Details

Course series begins summer 2020 and ends spring 2021 and will be delivered online.

Winter 2021 course dates/times: Online, live-stream sessions, Jan. 5-Mar. 19, 2021, Tues. and Thurs., 3-4:50 p.m.

Spring 2021 course dates/times: Online, live-stream sessions, Mar. 30-Jun. 11, 2021, Tues. and Thurs., 2-3:50 p.m.

 

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Reinvent Your Career

Gain knowledge and an understanding of the basic economic, law and public policy issues associated with the formation and analysis of energy-related policies, programs and incentives. Demand is increasing for a trained energy workforce in Washington in an emerging clean energy economy, including growing energy efficiency, grid modernization and energy storage industries in the state, and success in this growing field requires an understanding of the policy context of energy-related decision making.

What
You'll Learn

Summer: Energy Policy and Politics (ENRG 350)

Understand the history of energy policy within the US; gain an understanding of the major actors in energy policy; and explore the implications for energy policy from local to global levels. A specific focus will be placed on energy issues as they pertain to the Pacific Northwest.

Fall: Energy Economics (ENRG 384)

Explore the role of energy in the economy and key aspects of energy supply and demand. Topics include the interrelationships among energy use, economic growth, and the environment; conservation; solar and ‘unconventional’ energy sources; world oil markets; regulation of gas and electric utilities; and U.S. energy policy.

Winter: Advanced Energy Policy (ENRG 459)

Explore policy making and policy implementation in the context of energy technologies. Using case studies we will reveal the multidimensionality and tensions implicit in policy debates. Assemble a toolbox that enables us to innovate, assess, and promote policy options. Focus will be placed on policy solutions such as common pool resource management, community-based social marketing, civic dialogue, and analytic-deliberation.

Spring: NW Energy Systems Transitions (ENRG 449)

Discover the technological, policy, and social changes underway to transition from a fossil fuel-based energy system to a low-carbon system, including altering the ways in which we use energy, generate electricity, and fuel transportation systems. Emphasis will be on the Pacific Northwest and Columbia River basin.

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