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PO/ES/EC 303 - Sustainable Energy: Concepts, Policy, Strategies and Solutions

Sustainable Energy – renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions - is necessary to address energy needs and climate change today and in the future. This course introduces the challenges of energy demand and climate change, and presents strategies for addressing them via sustainable energy policy, technology, business models and best practice. Students will learn from cases in Freiburg, Germany, and Europe and deepen their learning of course concepts by creating their own sustainable energy business plan.

Studying the topic while being in one of the most sustainable cities in the EU – Freiburg, Germany - students are certain to be gain invaluable experience and be inspired for their future personal and professional paths.

This course forms part of the IES Abroad Independent Research Program. It can be combined with the Introduction to Research Module for an additional 1 credit. 

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Environmental Studies
Political Science

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Basic knowledge of and keen interest in climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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