Seminar on Energy Management


  • To deepen the understanding of energy issues by writing essays, presenting the work at a workshop and actively participating in scholarly discussions.
  • To prepare students for their dissertation.

Learning outcomes

The ability to

  • search relevant literature to analyze a topic;
  • understand the essential message and conclusions of sophisticated scholarly publications;
  • identify the most relevant literature on a topic and to extract the essential points relevant to your own work;
  • write a seminar paper in terms of style, precision, development and presentation of arguments and correct citations;
  • present your work at a workshop so that others can follow your arguments and that you can answer questions;
  • participate actively in discussions during workshops and present your ideas concisely and easy accessible to others;
  • abstract and simplify in order to i27.11.2008ns on which an analysis is based and how assumptions drive results;
  • understand the essence of a model;
  • compare different models and settings and put them in a broader perspective;
  • develop logical arguments;
  • marshal and evaluate qualitative and quantitative evidence;
  • assimilate, structure and analyse qualitative and quantitative data;
  • apply general principles to a specific case;
  • think critically about the limits of an analysis;
  • draw policy conclusions and recognise the potential constraints on their implementation;
  • evaluate alternative research strategies;

Division: ECN

Coordinator: Dr Ian Lange



This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.

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