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Dr. Joan Ogden is Professor of Environmental Science and founding Director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS) Program at the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis. Prior to joining UC Davis in 2003, she was a research scientist at Princeton University’s Environmental Institute. Her primary research interest …
ESP 167 Energy Policy (4)
Lecture—4 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Economics 1A, Mathematics 16B, or consent of instructor. Survey of primary energy resources (fossil, renewable, nuclear), energy conversion methods, future energy demand scenarios, and environmental impacts of energy. Overview of energy policy in the U.S. Analysis of policy alternatives for addressing energy-related environmental and national security issues.
ESP 168A Methods of Environmental Policy Evaluation (5)
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper. Prerequisite: Statistics 13; Economics 100 or Agricultural and Resource Economics 100A; Mathematics 16B or 21B; course 1; upper division standing. Evaluation of alternatives for solution of complex environmental problems; impact analysis, benefit cost analysis, distributional analysis, decision making under uncertainty, and multi-objective evaluation.