EME 805
Renewable Energy and Non-Market Enterprise

EME 805: Renewable Energy and Non-Market Enterprise


Quick Facts about EME 805

  • Instructor and Author - Erich W. Schienke, PhD. Lecturer, John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, and Sustainability Management and Policy Option Leader in the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (Online Masters and Graduate Certificates Program); and Ethics Co-Leader for the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • Overview - The course approaches the exploration and explanation of key concepts in renewable energy and sustainability nonmarket strategies through evidence-based examples. Main topics for the course include: a) social structures of markets, b) nonmarket environments, c) renewable energy markets, d) complex systems analysis, and e) renewable energy technology and business environments.
  • Learning Environment - This website provides the primary instructional materials for the course. The Resources menu at the left links to important supporting materials, while the Course Outline menu links to the course lessons. Canvas, Penn State's course management system, is used to support the delivery of this course as well, as it provides the primary communications, calendaring, and submission tools for the course.
  • Topics of Study - The content of this course is divided into 12 lessons. Each lesson will be completed in approximately 1 week.
    • Lesson 1: Markets
    • Lesson 2: Making Markets
    • Lesson 3: Renewable Energy Demands
    • Lesson 4: Renewable Energy Options
    • Lesson 5: Renewable Energy Project Evaluations
    • Lesson 6: Environment Impacts and Sustainable Energy Metrics
    • Lesson 7: Corporate Social Responsibility and Managerial Ethics
    • Lesson 8: Nonmarket Strategies
    • Lesson 9: Nonmarket Stakeholders
    • Lesson 10: Nonmarket Policy Evaluations
    • Lesson 11: Nonmarket Dimensions of Renewables
    • Lesson 12: Constructing a Nonmarket Policy for Renewables
    • Final Project: Building Your Renewable Energy Nonmarket Policy Brief