Carleton University - School of Public Policy and Administration
PADM-5615: Politics and Policy of Energy in Canada
Description: This course focuses on energy politics and policy in the Canadian context. It starts by considering what is meant by ‘the energy system’ and ‘sustainable energy policy’ and moves on to explore a series of important themes in current energy policy. These address the global energy outlook, continental energy markets, de-regulation, jurisdictional fragmentation, environmental problems and climate change. The second part of the course examines Canada’s regional energy economies and a variety of policy problems associated with energy sources, sectors, and options. The course will pay attention to current controversies relating to energy policy including arguments over pipelines and shale gas, and discussion of a Canadian energy strategy.
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the challenge to Canadian decision-makers presented by sustainable energy policy. By the end of the semester students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the range and substance of political and policy issues related to energy politics and policy in Canada;
- demonstrate appropriate cognitive, communicative and transferable skills, including understanding complex concepts and theories, exercising critical judgement, making effective oral and written presentations, utilising specialist primary and secondary sources, and deepening the capacity for independent learning.
Faculty: James Meadowcroft (Fall 2012)
Source: Syllabus downloaded from http://carleton.ca/sppa/academics/course-information/2012-fall-course-outlines/ (accessed 7 January 2014)