EVST Offers New Course on Energy and Environmental Policy Solutions (EVST 227)

January 15, 2019
  • Title: Energy and Environmental Policy Solutions for the Anthropocene, W 9:25-11:15am, Loria B50.  
  • Instructor: Robert Klee, recent Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
  • Updated syllabus and readings.
  • Summary: In this seminar, students will study innovative energy and environmental policy solutions for the problems of the Anthropocene – the new epoch of human dominance of the earth. Each week offers an in-depth look into a specific energy or environmental challenge and explores the innovative solutions that are helping to create more livable, more sustainable communities. Students will explore policies for effective deployment of renewables, smart grids, corporate responsibility, emerging contaminants, zero emission vehicles, environmental information disclosure, carbon sequestration, climate adaptation, sustainable cities, and environmental education. Students will critically examine these policies through the lenses of equity and environmental justice, economic impacts (positive and negative), co-benefits, communication, legal governance systems, and politics.
  • EVST Concentrations: Energy & Environment, Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy.