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Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:26

Course Overview

The course aims to develop a broad understanding about the renewable energy legislation and of the relevant aspects of economics and safety.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr John Cavanagh

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The syllabus is the following:

1. Introduction to Law and Policy Basics 2. European Law on Renewable Energy 3. Mechanisms for Promoting Renewable Energy in the UK – National Framework Climate Legislation 4. Offshore Wind Energy and Law: Future Offshore? 5. Planning, Public Opposition and Renewable Energy 6. Economics and costs of renewable energy 7. Safety considerations

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 26, 30, 39
  • 3 Lectures during University week s 27 - 29, 31 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Assessment (30%)

Open Book exam (70%)



Re-sit of only the failed assessment component(s)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreate•Communicate in writing to technical experts and the wider public.•Demonstrate advanced reasoning skills.•Present complex information in an intelligible fashion.
ReflectionEvaluate•Evaluate different sources of renewable energy.•Evaluate scenarios to meet energy targets and policy demands.
ReflectionUnderstand?Supply-demand relations of energy in the areas of renewable energy sources.?The UK, European and international legislations with which current new build and future projects must comply.?
ReflectionApply?Discuss and explain the relationship between market energy demands and the costs of renewable energy.?Debate and explain the implications and impact of legislation and international treaties.

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