Energy Policy

11: Federal Action for a Sustainable Energy Future


About this lesson

This lesson is intended to be a discussion of the then-current state of affairs of federal action on climate and other sustainability-related initiatives. Because this is evolving (which is great news!), there's no real lesson content on our course website here. Instead, you'll have assigned readings in Canvas, and we'll have a discussion for our lesson activity around those readings and your thoughts about the state of climate policy at the federal level.

By the end of this Lesson, you will have a greater understanding of:

  • the current policy landscape at the federal level in the United States as it relates to energy and climate
  • how this current policy landscape is influenced by and influences other scales of governance

What is due this week?

This lesson will take us one week to complete. Please refer to the corresponding module in Canvas for specific assignments, 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.