Sustainable Development Strategy and Energy Safety

Major: Energy Security
Code of subject: 7.141.08.O.6
Credits: 5.00
Department: Political Science and International Relations
Lecturer: PhD in Political Science, Assistant Professor Zoriana Zazuliak PhD in Political Science, Assistant Professor Nataliia Lukach
Semester: 1 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Learning outcomes: In the process of studying the students will focus on the analysis of key national and regional energy issues. As a result of the course, they will distinguish various sustainable development strategies in the context of energy security; understand the mechanisms of the activities of policy makers, planning, management, and counseling. The course aims to develop the students' analytical skills necessary for solving state problems in the field of energy and interpretation of the political concepts of the use of renewable energy generation. It is anticipated that students will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the sources and volumes of current and projected production and use of energy from renewable energy sources such as solar energy, wind and biomass. They will work on national and international legislation that regulates renewable technologies used in the energy sector. After completing the course, students will be able to explain and compare the advantages and disadvantages of different energy sources and technologies such as wind, geothermal energy, solar energy, biomass and other renewable energy sources. Students will analyze and criticize the economic and environmental impacts of different types of energy policies related to renewable energy generation.and will be able to assess the feasibility of implementing renewable energy projects for political, economic, social and technical reasons.
Required prior and related subjects: Pre-requisite: Political science Co-requisites: Energy security, International and national energy policy
Summary of the subject: This course aims to familiarize students with the concepts of conversion of sustainable energy consumption. In the modern world, the methods of transformation of solar, wind, hydroelectric, hydrogen, biomass and geothermal energy, as well as the main technologies of their storage, have long been discussed. These basic conversion methods will be quantitatively compared throughout the course with the main ways of energy consumption of human communities in different parts of the globe. The issue of electricity consumption by transport, heating / cooling, food production and production as well as the potential for energy conservation is a key issue for modern society. Environmental sustainability should now be considered in the context of studying global and regional impacts, economics, energy efficiency, consumption patterns and energy policy on the environment. And in order to find answers to current challenges for humanity, first of all - climate change, it is necessary to study sustainable development strategies with an emphasis on new renewable energy technologies.
Assessment methods and criteria: current control (40%): oral speeches at the seminars, preparation of individual reserch and presentations. Final control (60%): three-level testing
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