Energy and climate change

Објавено: март 7, 2019

Course Title: Energy and climate change

Code: ФЕИТ0008

ECTS points: 6 ECTS

Number of classes per week:3+0+0+3

Lecturer: Dr. Natasha Markovska, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Course Goals (acquired competencies): Acquisition of knowledge on energy and climate change and assessing energy technologies by regional and economic aspects, the key concepts of sustainable development and the risks and impacts of energy technologies on the environment and health.

Subject of the course content:

1. Energy and climate change (Climate Changes Convention, Kyoto Protocol, Greenhouse gas emissions and measures for greenhouse gas emissions reduction; Energy planning: scenarios for greenhouse gas emissions reduction – technical analyses and socio-economic implications).

2. Environmental and economic evaluation of energy technologies (Risks and influences of energy technologies: comparative assessment; Evaluation methodologies – marginal costs curve; Prioritizing and optimal technologies transfer).

3. Sustainable development (Methodologies for comparison and sustainability evaluation – metrics and indicators, multi-criteria analyses, external costs; Energy policy for sustainable development – security of energy supply, climate changes mitigation, support mechanisms for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, synergy with agriculture and forestry, new jobs creation, emission taxes, constraints and emissions trade, feed-in tariffs, green certificates; Green economy – energy and environment for regional development, creation of new “green” (renewable energy) jobs and innovation, poverty eradication, separation of development and use of resources; Macroeconomic analyses, trends and projections, financial and regulative mechanisms).

Literature:

Required Literature
No.AuthorTitlePublisherYear
1.Study Committee of the World Energy Council (N. Markovska, member)Energy and Climate ChangeWorld Energy Council2007
2.Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Working Group III for Climate Change MitigationFourth Assessment ReportIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change2007
3.International Atomic Energy AgencyEnergy Indicators for Sustainable Development: Guidelines and MethodologiesInternational Atomic Energy Agency2005