Feb 24, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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ES 4720 - Energy Systems and Policy

Energy systems are undergoing rapid change due to resource constraints, market forces, local, state, national, and international policy, and environmental impacts. Public administrators have a need to understand the implications of energy systems and the policies that govern them. This course presents traditional and emerging energy systems and how policy affects these systems.

Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss changes in energy systems over time.
  • Compare inputs, outputs, and externalities of conventional energy systems to renewable energy systems.
  • Describe energy sources, conversion, storage, and distribution.
  • Explain the terminology used in energy systems analysis.
  • Appraise the impact of policy instruments on energy systems.
  • Evaluate community level energy plans.
  • Analyze local, state, and federal energy policy frameworks.

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