Global Flows: Energy (8 ECTS)

Energy constitutes a major lifeline in all societies and one of the most crucial sources of maintaining and developing global life. At the same time, "the energy business" is a very complex topic.

Dr. Dmitri Mitin
Dr. Dmitri Mitin

Instructor: Dr. Dmitri Mitin

Energy constitutes a major lifeline in all societies and one of the most crucial sources of maintaining and developing global life. At the same time, "the energy business" is a very complex topic. In order to understand it, you need to deal with a myriad of different issues connected to this topic.

This module focuses on energy policy and energy security stressing the different perceptions on energy security in importing and exporting nations. You will discuss contemporary development in providing energy security on global, regional and national levels. Special attention will be given to the EU-Russia energy dialogue as case study. You will analyze the current developments in the energy sector from political, economic, legal, and environmental angles.

Video Introduction

Module Structure

Part I. Basics

Unit 01: Energy Forms, Units, Conversion Factors
Unit 02: Reserves and Resources
Unit 03: Energy Balances and Statistics
Unit 04: Energy Trade and Transport, Contracts, and Pricing

Part II. Theories and Models

Unit 05: Global Energy Institutions and Governance
Unit 06: Energy Demand Forecasting
Unit 07: Energy Supply Theory
Unit 08: Resource Curse, Dutch Disease, Rentier Economy

Part III. Regional Focus and Climate Issues

Unit 10: Energy and Climate
Unit 11: EU Energy Policy
Unit 12: Russian Energy Sector and Russian Energy Strategy
Unit 13: Chinese Energy Strategy
Unit 14: Future Challenges