Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
Prerequisite : A basic knowledge of energy markets and energy economics. Complete the required readings, as detailed in the syllabus, before the beginning of the course. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Participation 5%. Group Presentation (delivery + reﬂection note) 25%. Mid-term 30%. Final 40%. Course Description : Natural gas and electricity are so-called “network energies” and are often treated together as they share similar features. This course analyses both industries from production all the way down to end-users, highlighting their many similarities and crucial differences. The main focus will be on applied economics and politics, as the two are invariably linked and their interactions heavily inﬂuence outcomes in gas and electricity markets. The objective of the course is to provide a conceptual and practical introduction to the value chains of natural gas and electricity. Much attention will be devoted to key current issues and ongoing debates so that students can gain a useful insight on daily life in the industry, enabling them to “hit the ground running” in their future energy-related jobs. Core gas themes will be : the industry and how it is structured ; the upstream picture ; pipelines and LNG ; network regulation in a liberalised gas industry ; gas trading, balancing and the role of storage. And for electricity : the industry and how it is structured ; power generation sources, their features and the changing mix ; electricity as a real-time commodity : power trading, the role of market operators and the role of grid operators ; the challenges to generation adequacy and grid stability ; new business models for a changing electricity system. Required reading : Spencer Dale (Chief Economist, BP), BP Energy Outlook 2035, February 2015, video podcast and presentation : http ://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/energy-outlook-2035. html ; https ://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/ pdf/energy-economics/energy-outlook-2015/ bp-energy-outlook-2035-booklet.pdf ; Laszlo Varro (Chief Economist, IEA), Conversation with Jason Bordoff at the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy, April 2016,
audio podcast : http ://energypolicy.columbia. edu/laszlo-varro-chief-economist-internationalenergy-agency-42016 ; Amory Lovins, A Farewell to Fossil Fuels, Foreign Affairs, March/ April 2012 ; John Deutch, The Good News About Natural Gas : The Natural Gas Revolution and Its Consequences, Foreign Affairs, January/ February 2011 ; International Energy Agency, Repowering Markets : Market design and regulation during the transition to low-carbon power systems, 2016.
NETWORKING THE NET : HOW SOCIAL MEDIA, BLOGS AND THE WEB 2.0 ENGAGE AN ACTIVE AUDIENCE
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 12 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Gabrielle LONGMATE (Enseignante). Prerequisite : Students will have a good level of written and spoken English. Course requirements : Students will need to have a laptop or tablet available to work on during certain workshops (they will be advised in advance when they need to bring these to class). Pedagogical Format : Workshop Course validation : Using the information presented during class time as an outline for their arguments, Students will be judged upon the depth, relevance and originality of their research and ideas, and the quality of their writing, as presented in the ﬁnal submission of their Social Media Campaign case study. Workload : Following ongoing group work and discussion, students will produce a critique of their chosen campaign to be presented to the class by the end of the course. There will be a review of the content after week three and a ﬁnal 'submission' of the ﬁnished critique two weeks after the termination of the course (or TBA) ; this will form part of the ﬁnal assessment. Pedagogical Method : After researching and selecting an appropriate social media strategy, students will share their ideas / feedback with thei