The Energy Institute at Haas fosters education through the blog, seminars, conferences, courses, and its working paper series, EI focuses on a variety of public policy issues in energy markets, including the impact of market design, market structure, and government regulation on production, consumption and the environment, and energy efficiency.
Drawing on the tools of economics and finance, students study the business and public policy issues confronting energy and environmental markets. The class examines the economic determinants of industry structure and evolution of competition among firms in these industries; investigates successful and unsuccessful strategies for entering new markets and competing in existing markets; and analyzes the rationale for and effects of public policies in energy markets.
Interdisciplinary teams of graduate students will work with scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and across the UCB campus to commercialize new solar, biofuel, battery, and smart grid/energy management technologies. Final projects will be presented to professional audiences.
The course will look at energy from a number of perspectives including: Renewable Generation Technologies (Solar, Wind, Geothermal), Smart Grid, Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency, Biofuels, and Venture Capital/Financing. Each week the course will focus on a different topic along the spectrum. The presentations will have a range of depth and in some cases will be broad overviews and in other instances will be somewhat technical. Thus, the course is appropriate for all knowledge levels, from industry veterans to newcomers.
Provides an in-depth look at the financial, legal, and regulatory issues associated with the development and financing of energy projects, with a particular focus on alternative energy projects.
The Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) has developed a list of courses on energy and resource offered across UC Berkeley.