Politics and Economics of International Energy - SciencesPo

France Université Numerique


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Energy issues have always been important in international relations, but in recent years may have become even more important than in the past due to the widespread awareness of existing limits to energy sources and negative climate impacts.

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Requisiti: The course is very accessible to a wide public. But it will also provide a lot of resources for those who have an advanced level, like professionals and opinion leaders with an interest in international energy relations and policies. Energy is prominently present in the media almost every day and having a sound understanding of the nexus between technical and political considerations is essential to politicians, diplomats, journalists as well as executives of energy companies to correctly evaluate their options and strategies.


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International Energy
Energy Transitions
Energy Poverty


  • Week #1 : Introduction to global energy trends and scenarios

Energy and Development – Energy Transitions – Energy Poverty

  • Week #2 : Oil formation, exploration and production

Oil formation – different kinds of deposits – exploration technology – production technology – environmental impact

  • Week #3 : Global oil reserves and resources

Energy and Development – Energy Transitions – Energy Povertdistribution of global oil reserves and resources - what is the meaning of reserves – oil production – the impact of nonconventional oil

  • Week #4 : Gas: The economics of natural gas

What is natural gas and how it differs from oil – gas networks – pipeline gas – LNG

  • Week #5 : The geopolitics of natural gas

Domestic production and imports of gas in Europe – EU-Russia relations – security of supply issues

  • Week #6 : Renewable energy sources

Main sources of renewable energy – renewable sources for heat and transport – renewable sources for power generation – intermittency

  • Week #7 : Nuclear energy

Nuclear after Fukushima - economics of nuclear energy – waste disposal – safety – alternative nuclear technologies – nuclear energy and non-proliferation

  • Week #8 : Dilemmas of (European) energy policy

Energy and competitiveness – energy security – energy and the environment