Last modified: 30 Jul 2020 13:15
Energy and Climate Politics is a course designed to increase understanding of how energy and climate politics affects conventional political analysis and vice versa. EU politics of energy, controversies surrounding electricity market reform in the UK, how problems of energy security and climate change interact are among the topics.
How contemporary political issues are illustrated by energy issues is an important subject for discussion - for example electricity policy and the debate about the referendum and devolution and the issue of how different political systems work in their policy consultation patterns are important topics in the course.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
There will be a study of international politics of climate change; the attempts to agree international agreements about climate change and also energy policies at a global and European level. The interaction with the politics of (energy) resource depletion including oil and gas politics will be studied. The emergence and outcome of energy policies in the UK will be studied, including an emphasis on the politics of Electricity Market Reform and also how energy policies interact with devolution arrangements especially in regard of renewable energy.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Essay (3000 words) - 50%
Exam - 50%
Alternative Resit Arrangements
Second attempt at whatever part of the assignment the student failed.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Analyse||To achieve an understanding of the main issues of energy and climate change politics.|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||To achieve an understanding of how issues in energy and climate politics relate to political theory.|