Pub Policy and Urban Affairs
PPUA 5264: Energy Democracy and Climate Resilience: Technology, Policy, and Social Change
Lecture - 4 credits
- Explores energy democracy, a growing social movement that promotes social changes that are possible as society transforms to a renewable-based society.
- Explores tensions associated with systemic vs. incremental change, centralized vs. decentralized systems, and infrastructural lock-in vs. flexibility.
- As the climate crisis becomes more disruptive, strengthening community resilience is essential to reduce human suffering.
- The transition away from fossil fuels toward more efficient, distributed renewable-based energy systems is an essential part of climate resilience.
- Analyzes social structures and policy processes that reinforce and perpetuate fossil fuel reliance, as well as processes for change in energy and climate systems.
- Semester-long team projects offer students an opportunity to collaborate with organizations advancing energy democracy and climate resilience.
Explores energy democracy, a growing social movement that promotes social changes that are possible as society transforms to a renewable-based society. Show more.