Energy Justice

Department Numbers
Department 1: 
EAS
Number 1: 
501.018
Description: 

Energy justice is one of the central global issues of our time, with profound implications for health and welfare, freedom and security, equity and due process, and technology development and implementation. This course explores the intersection of energy and equity issues related to a variety of domestic and global energy dynamics, to include ways for rectifying persistent unequal distributions of energy resources to ensure reliable, clean, and affordable energy access. Course Objectives: The goal of this course is to understand current trends in framing, policy, and research on the topic of energy justice. This course will: • Increase student understanding of the physical, institutional and cultural barriers that create energy-related disparities, • Develop skills for analyzing energy-related data and policies to identify energy justice implications, • Increase student awareness and understandings of disparities linked to place socio – economics and -demographics, • Build student ability to develop innovative, theoretical, practical and long-lasting solutions that consider competing priorities on how to achieve energy justice address energy justice issues. At the end of this course, students should not only have a good understanding of this topic but also be prepared to analyze, critique, and contribute to the academic and political debates about energy justice.

Credits

Minimum Credits: 
3
Maximum Credits: 
3
Graduate: 
Yes

Terms Offered

Fall Semester: 
Yes
Winter Semester: 
No