This course will elaborate on the key policies that drive renewable energy deployment worldwide. This will include policies for renewables systems and market integration, as well as the key support mechanisms currently used to trigger investment in small-scale and large-scale renewable energy projects. In addition, students will experiment with designing academic research proposals, including research questions, hypotheses, variables and options for operationalising research. The course content will largely focus on renewable energy policies in the electricity sector. Policies for the transport, the heating and cooling sector, as well as off-grid policies, will only be covered briefly.
This course is for 2nd year MIA and MPP students only.