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Energy is a critical component of every dimension of human society. It is an essential input for economic development, transportation, and agriculture, and it shapes national and international policies in the environemntal, national security, and technology arenas. IGA-410 is an introductory energy policy course which discusses the policy dimensions of the energy choices needed to meet economic and environmental goals in both the near and long term. Oil and gas markets, electricity policy, end use - efficiency options, technology innovation, renewable energy, and climate change will be covered. The first part of the course intoduces students to quantitative and qualitative analytical tools to assess energy problems and the fundamental concepts of energy policy. The second part uses case studies to explore specific challenges. Previous exposure to micro-economics is useful, but not required.