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CSM2043 - Energy Policy, Markets and Law (2011)

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MODULE TITLEEnergy Policy, Markets and Law CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM2043 MODULE CONVENERDr Peter Connor (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
1) To provide candidates with the opportunity to develop sound understanding of micro and macro-economic principles and knowledge of how these apply in the electricity and fuel sectors. 2) To provide an introduction to the legal principles and instruments guiding project developments and their effects on the environment. 3) To provide candidates with an understanding of the basic structure of the market for electricity delivery and an introduction to regulation pertinent to its operation. 4) To enable an understanding of both the social, economic and other diverse barriers to deployment of renewable energy sources and the policy instruments that have been employed to overcome them.
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SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Week 1 1) Introduction to Energy Policy and Markets 2) World and UK Energy Use: Past, Present and Future 3) Introduction to Sustainable Development 4) Introduction to the Operation of National Economies Week 2 5) Introduction to the UK Legislative System 6) The Supply of Electricity: Delivery and Market Structure Week 3 7) Renewable Energy: Why and why not? – Barriers to Renewable Energy 8) Stimulation of Renewable Energy Technology Week 4 9) Competitive Tendering Mechanisms 10) Tariff Mechanisms Week 5 11) Quota Mechanisms 12) The UK Renewables Obligation: The Aims and Success of Policy Week 6 13) A Comparison of Quota and Tariff Mechanisms 14) Hybrid/Combination Mechanisms Week 7 15) Renewable Energy Mechanisms: Some Key Points 16) The Basis of Policy: Where does policy come from? Which factors and stakeholders influence policy creation? Week 8 17) Policy and Resources in Iceland (In support of Iceland field trip) 18) Supporting Technological Change Week 9 19) Policy Application: how might lessons of renewable electricity policy impact on renewable heat policy? 20) Fuel Poverty The module is taught with 2 x 2hour sessions per week, for a nine week period, typically covering one of these topics in each session. Some however are shorter and these are covered consecutively in the same session.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
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Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 50 Written Exams 50 Practical Exams
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DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
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CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 (NQF Level 5) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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