PUBPOL 750.304

PUBPOL 750.304: Topics: Renewable Energy Policy at the State and Local Level

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Winter 2019
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This course considers the range of state and local policies that impact renewable energy development, understanding how these policies interact, and understanding the politics at play behind their adoption.  It covers not just on policies traditionally associated with climate action—such as the carbon tax, cap and trade, RPS or municipal climate pledges—but also the suite of policies that facilitate or hinder that development from state tax policy to local land use laws regulation to infrastructure investment, and the interactions between these policies.  It also explores the diverse stakeholders who shape these policies and the motivations behind their positions—from economic development, to energy independence, to landowners’ rights.

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