Energy Policy

8: Implementation and Monitoring


About this Lesson

Now that we've learned about the different policy tools and the various policy actors at all scales, this lesson takes a look at the implementation of these energy policies and how they take shape. We'll explore laws, taxes, incentive programs, permitting, and how standards are put into practice by examining real examples of each.

By the end of this Lesson, you should be able to:

  • understand how laws, regulations, taxes, and grants are implemented at the national and state scales and how these scales interact for implementation;
  • appreciate the complexity of energy policy implementation, and understand the strengths and weaknesses associated with different types of policy.

What is due this week?

This lesson will take us one week to complete. You are responsible for this lesson content, external assigned readings, and lesson activities. Please refer to Canvas for deliverables and due dates.


If you have questions, please feel free to post them to the "Have a question about the lesson?" discussion forum in Canvas. While you are there, feel free to post your own responses if you, too, are able to help a classmate.