GEOG 432
Energy Policy

Welcome to Energy Policy: GEOG 432

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Registered students should begin with the Orientation in Canvas.

Not registered?  Students who register for this Penn State course gain access to assignments and instructor feedback, and earn academic credit. Information about Penn State's Online Energy and Sustainability program is available at the ESP Program Office.

Quick Facts about GEOG 432

  • Author & Instructor - Brandi Robinson, Lecturer, Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Overview - GEOG 432 is a required course for both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Energy Sustainability and Policy (ESP) online degree programs, geared towards students who are able to study only part-time and at a distance. GEOG 432 provides students with an in-depth exploration of energy policy development, implementation, and assessment at multiple governmental and corporate scales. The course utilizes contemporary real-world problems and actions to provide students context for the drivers, frameworks, and assumptions of energy policy.
  • Learning Environment - This website provides the primary instructional materials for the course. The Resources menu links to important supporting materials, while the Lessons 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. For the participation component in this course, we'll be using the Discussion Forums in Canvas.
  • Topics of Study - The content of this course is divided into 12 lessons. Each lesson will be completed in approximately 1 week with assigned project work weeks during remaining time.
Lesson topics
Lesson Title
Lesson 1 The climate connection - linking climate policy to energy policy
Lesson 2 Types of policy
Lesson 3 Energy and climate policy - Past, Present, and Future
Lesson 4 International climate action
Lesson 5 Local climate action
Lesson 6 Citizens and climate
Lesson 7 Drivers of policy development and change
Lesson 8 Assumptions in policy formulation
Lesson 9 Perspectives and frameworks for energy and climate policy analysis
Lesson 10 Implementation and monitoring
Lesson 11 Current issues in a carbon-constrained world
Lesson 12 Project sharing and course recap
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Only students who register for this Penn State course gain access to assignments and instructor feedback, and earn academic credit. Information about Penn State's Online Energy and Sustainability program is available at the ESP Program Office.