Energy Law & Policy - Masters

SLN #: 84668
Course Prefix: SDO-598
Course Section: B1009
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Description:
Students will examine energy law in the United States, with a focus on law and policy in an era of renewable energy portfolio standards, energy efficiency mandates and greenhouse gas emissions reductions regimes for electric and natural gas utilities. Since energy sustainability laws and regulatory policies are largely imposed on and carried out by utilities, the course will begin with an examination of the fundamentals of utility regulation. Students will be exposed to the traditional means of regulating energy at the federal level, and will examine wholesale energy markets as they have been implemented by Regional Transmission Organizations, as well as restricted energy markets in which states have engaged in retail energy competition. Finally, the course will address new and emerging trends in energy law, including a discussion of transmission policies promoting renewable energy development, federal and state efforts on Demand Response and the Smart Grid, and the regulation of greenhouse gasses, including proposed federal climate change legislation and a discussion of the EPA’s most recent rulemaking on carbon, the Clean Power Plan.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Seminar: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

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