Module Database Search


Module Title
Energy Policy and the Environment

Keywords
Energy, environment, international, supply options, frameworks, strategies and support mechanisms, public engagement, nuclear, renewables, planning.

ReferenceBSM117
SCQF LevelSCQF 11
SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMay 2007
ApprovedSeptember 2014
AmendedAugust 2013
Version No.3


This Version is No Longer Current
The latest version of this module is available here
Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent

Corequisite Modules

None.

Precluded Modules

None.

Aims of Module

To enable managers critically to undertake an appraisal of the key energy challenges facing the United Kingdom, and to place this in a broader European and International context.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Have a critical awareness of key global challenges and issues (e.g. security of supply and the carbon challenge), and the full range of energy supply options (e.g. oil and gas, cleaner coal, nuclear power, and renewable sources).
2. Critically appraise UK energy policy frameworks, strategies and support mechanisms in a broader European and International context.
3. Identify and critically evaluate energy sector strategic responses to key global challenges and issues, and governmental initiatives (e.g. EU and UK emission trading schemes, environmental management systems, industrial symbiosis networks, cleaner technology, and renewables).
4. Critically evaluate potential public positions and processes of public engagement (e.g. interest-based engagement and value/ideology based engagement), in deploying different energy options.

Indicative Module Content

Global issues and energy; energy supply; international and European policy frameworks, strategies and support mechanisms; UK energy policy and a selection of other country cases; energy sector strategic responses; nuclear power and renewables; planning issues for energy infrastructure; public acceptance and processes of public engagement.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full TimePart TimeDistance LearningBlended Learning
Lectures/seminars
3636616

Directed Study

    
Assessments
36363636
Student centred learning
38386858

Private Study

    
Private study
40404040

Mode of Delivery

The module is delivered in taught mode by lectures, interactive group work, case study tutorials and directed self study.
The module is delivered in distance learning mode by self directed learning from web-based learning materials, supported by seminars and/or online support.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4

This module is assessed by portfolio coursework.

Indicative Bibliography

1.Reports:
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE, 2012. Electricity Market Reform: policy overview. Cm 8498 London: TSO.
2.DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE, 2011. UK RENEWABLE ENERGY ROADMAP 2011. London: TSO.
3.DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE, 2012. Energy Security Strategy. LONDON: TSO.
4.Books:
CHERIAN, A.,2015. Energy and Global Climate Change: Bridging the Sustainable Development Divide. UK:John Wiley & Sons LTD. ebook
5.Elliott, D., 2015. Green Energy Futures: A Big Change for the Better. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. ebook
6.Journals:
Energy Policy
Energy Economics
Business Strategy and the Environment


 

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781