PSIA, Master in Environmental Sciences and Policy
Energy Sources for their integration in energy systems. The Course “Decarbonisation scenarios and Renewable Energy Sources” will address, among others, the following topics : 1) Climate Change issues and decarbonisation scenarios : why and how to decarbonize ; 2) The role of energy efﬁciency in decarbonization ; 3) Renewable energy sources : understanding how they work, their pros and cons : - Solar : Photovoltaic (PV), Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), solar heat, etc. ; - Wind turbines ; - Hydroelectricity : river-run, storage, pumpingstorage plants, tidal and wave, etc. ; - Biomass and bio-fuels ; 4) Challenges and opportunities of renewable energy sources : - RES integration into electricity grids ; - Different implementation policies : pros and cons ; - Future schemes and special initiatives such EC's Decarbonization Roadmap, the Nordic Countries Carbon Nuclear Scenario, Desertec, Masdar City, etc. ; 5) Decarbonisation scenarios and Renewable energy pathways (IEA, EREC, Greenpeace, Eurelectric, EC, etc. Required reading : World Bank 2012 : Turn Down the Heat : Why a 4 °C Warmer World Must be Avoided ; IEA World Energy Outlook 2015, Chapters 2, 8, 9 and 10 ; IEA 2015 Energy Efﬁciency Market Report 2015 ; IEA 2015 Renewable energy 2015. Medium-term market report ; IEA 2015 IEA energy technology perspectives 2015.
Prerequisite : No speciﬁc pre-requisites are necessary for this course. Please note however that some very basic knowledge in economics and environment would be preferable so as to better understand concepts of actors' strategies, property rights and institutions as well as sustainable development. This course does not however require any background in mathematics and/or econometrics. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Grading of students will be undertaken based on : - A collective oral presentation (15 mn max) (groups of 3 to max 4 students) on subjects and empirical case studies proposed by the students (with support by the professor) and related to speciﬁc sessions of the course (e.g. the CAMPFIRE project in Zimbabwe, ﬁsheries in Madagascar, etc.), 40% (8 points) ; - An individual dissertation on a theoretical or empirical subject chosen by the student together with the professor (length : from min 15,000 signs (approx. 5/6 pages) to max. 20,000 signs, spaces not included, footnotes included, references not included), 45% (9 points) ; - Student participation, 15% (3 points). Workload : This course will simultaneously build on theory, scientiﬁc articles and empirical case studies. For each session, students will be asked to read one or two scientiﬁc articles (theory or case-study) ; a short oral presentation will also be required (see 'grading & assessment' above). Pedagogical method : This lecture course will simultaneously build on economic theory and scientiﬁc articles, always illustrated by empirical case-studies (from grey or scientiﬁc literature). PowerPoint presentations and short videos (when possible) will be displayed for illustrating the class. Scientiﬁc articles will be read and discussed. Course Description : Building on theory (political economy, new institutionalism with Nobel prize laureates Elinor Ostrom and Oliver E. Williamson) as well as empirical examples (case studies), this course aims at providing students with an understanding of local conﬂicts over land and common natural resources (ﬁsheries, pastures, forests, wildlife, water, etc.) and the possible institutional mechanisms which potentially lead to sustainable resource management, development and poverty alleviation at the local level. 1341
DEVELOPMENT AND COMMON POOL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Renaud LAPEYRE (Research Fellow (PhD)).