This course covers essential aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and discusses how they can contribute to green growth strategies.
The overall objective of this course is to provide a better understanding of the policy instruments used to promote the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in developing countries.
The course begins with an overview of the range of policy tools available, including price instruments (e.g., feed-in tariffs), quantity instruments (e.g., tradable renewable energy certificates) and standards (e.g., building codes for energy efficiency). As an example, the course discusses the opportunities provided by these policy tools, together with the challenges of implementation. The course ends with a discussion on how these policies can be integrated into overall green growth strategies at the national level.
The course also examines how public policy and financial support can support innovation, research and development of new technologies in the energy sector. It discusses global patterns of innovation and a range of policies to encourage the development, deployment and diffusion of green technologies.
The course is unique in covering a broad spectrum of energy sector strategies, including both renewable energy and energy efficiency. It helps develop the mindset and knowledge base required for anyone wishing to pursue a more in-depth analysis on energy systems planning.
Dates: February 01, 2015 - February 24, 2015.
Application Deadline: January 18th, 2015
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