373.009 (Energy Economics and Climate Change)
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the concept of energy services, make energy-economic assessments, analyze energy systems, and set up and explain energy balances.

Subject of course

Introduction to the notion of energy services and their relationship to economic development; - The role of technologies and learning processes in the development of energy systems; - The energy system: A brief overview of historical developments, current trends and possible future developments; - Global climate change: A primer on historical developments, current state and future consequences of greenhouse gas emissions; - Possible mitigation measures and policies, their costs, economic consequences, technical potentials and possible diffusion rates; - Future perspectives and scenarios, from energy services to climate change.

Note, this course is in English only!

Preliminary Schedule of lectures (all virtual)

Monday, 15th November 2021

9.00 – 9.15: Introduction to the course

9.15 – 10.00: Introduction, Basics of energy economics

10.15 – 11.45: Basics of energy economics in transport

12.30 – 14.00: Basics of energy economics in heating

14.15 – 16.00: Introduction into seminar topics

Tuesday, 16th November 2021

09.15 – 10.30: Basics of electricity economics, Cost of electricity generation

10.45 – 12.00: The economics of storage with focus on hydrogen

14.00 – 14.30 : Introduction to the sharing software tool and Students may ask questions

14.30 – 17.00 : Students work on seminar topics on their own

Wednesday, 17th November 2021

9.00 – 18.00: Students work on seminar topics on their own in groups

Thursday, 18th November 2021

9.00  – 10.30: Economics of RES for power generation and RES support schemes

11.00 – 12.45: Energy systems and indicators

14.30 –  15:00: Students may ask questions

15.00 –  18.00: Students work on seminar topic on their own

Friday, 19th November 2021

9.00 – 13.00: Students’ presentation of seminar topics, discussion

Teaching methods

Technical, energetic, ecological, econometric and economic methods.

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

The assessment is made by presenting a seminar work.

Course registration

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No lecture notes are available.


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