Energy points have at all times been vital in worldwide relations, however lately could have turn out to be much more vital than previously because of the widespread consciousness of present limits to vitality sources and damaging local weather impacts. The course discusses world tendencies in vitality consumption and manufacturing, numerous out there situations for potential developments within the coming a long time, the provision of oil reserves and the evolution of the oil business. It then discusses pure fuel and highlights the variations between oil and fuel. It is going to additionally talk about renewable vitality sources, nuclear vitality and EU vitality coverage.
The course goals at offering college students whose important curiosity is in worldwide relations a background on vitality sources, know-how and financial realities to permit them to appropriately interpret the political influence of present developments. It additionally goals at offering college students, who have already got a technical background in vitality science or engineering, with the broad world view of vitality points that may enable them to raised perceive the social, financial and political influence of their technical information.