Spring 2013
5297 The Law and Policy of the US Electric Grid - Dworkin- 38647
added 4-10-12; date change 1-4-13

Professor(s): Michael  Dworkin (DEPARTED)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 9:00a-4:00p   Saturday (see notes)Location: 213  BLB

Course Outline: Course Description & Overview
The energy industry is both:
a key to the quality of life that billions seek and our world’s most significant source of pollution.
Thus, even as we struggle for cost-effective and reliable energy outcomes, environmental issues now seem the most important constraints faced by energy industries. This course examines the key issues in American energy policy (with particular reference to the electricity sector and with some reference to global context). It builds upon the concept of the "Energy Trilemma" in which we confront tensions among i) reliability, ii) economics and iii) environmental costs. Students will be asked to search for ways to resolve, or at least ease, the strains that such policy puts upon those three factors.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: Course taught by Professor Michael Dworkin. Quota = 24  This course will meet on Saturday, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 2013. Each class will meet from 9:00a-4:00p with 1-hr. lunch break and a 10-minute break.

Course will now begin on the January 19th, and will end on the 9th of February 2013. Date Change Only 1-4-13.

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First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: TBA      

This course will have:
Exam:
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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No