Energy impacts every facet of American life—from the quality of the air we
breathe to the price we pay at the pump. This class examines the policies and
regulations that influence the production, transmission, and consumption of energy
in the United States. Students will review the history of energy policy in the United
States, identify the policymaking players, and evaluate the costs and benefits of
competing policy alternatives. Emphasis will be placed on specific energy policy
strategies, including economic and regulatory options.