Energy policy defines the objectives and governance of the most fundamental sector of for European economies and societies. Decision-making in this sector has implications going far beyond the energy world. The Course aims at making students understand the complexity of the energy sectors and their governance on a global and European level. A sound understanding of the energy policy fundamentals is indispensable for future leadership in Europe. The Course also highlights the guiding principles and interests behind decision-making in those sectors, and the impact these decisions have inside and outside the energy system. In this way, energy policy is treated as a paradigm for the state of European integration.
The course is taught by Professor Dr. Dirk BUSCHLE, Chairholder of the European Energy and Climate Policy Chair.