Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Renewable Energy Sources from a technological, economic and policy perspective. Expectations on the future role of renewable sources of energy are very high, but are scenarios of decarbonisation realistic ? This course will review the promises and pitfalls of individual renewable energy sources alternatives and their integration in energy systems, in view of allowing full critical understanding of the conditions under which these may come to play a truly important role in global energy supplies. Objective of the course : To get a good understanding of the state of the art and the expected development of Renewable Energy Sources and their implementation potential to contribute to decarbonization scenarios as well as of the challenges and opportunities of different Renewable 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 1518
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.
DEFENSE AND SECURITY ECONOMICS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Jean-Michel OUDOT (Chargé d'études économiques, Direction des affaires ﬁnancières, ministère de la Défense), Friederike RICHTER (Etudiant doctorant). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : 2 exercises will be done at home and will count for 50% each in the ﬁnal mark. After session 7, one transversal question will be sent to you by e-mail and you will have 48 hours to reply (within three pages maximum). The same procedure will apply after session 11. Workload : Minimum one reading (scientiﬁc article) per week (two or three recommended) + interest in defense news. Pedagogical method : A PowerPoint is used as the main support for the lecture (available on Google Drive) + constant interactions with students. Course Description : This lecture offers a broad introduction to the main stakes in defense and security economics. The most important determinants and consequences of defense-security expenditures are detailed with a special focus on concrete and up-to-date examples drawn from the USA, Europe, Middle-East and Asia. Efforts are undertaken to highlight trade-offs between economic, operational, political and strategic dimensions in public decision-making. Required reading : Hartley K. 2010, The Economics of Defence Policy : A New Perspective, Routledge ; Smith R. 2011, Military Economics, the Interaction of Power and Money, Palgrave MacMillan ; Hartley K. and Sandler T. 1995, 2007, Handbook of Defence Economics, n° 1 and 2. Elsevier, Amsterdam.