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POLKVA23 Energy Policy in Transition 5 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Politics
International Relations
School of Management

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, the students:

1) understand the main features of the current energy transition away from fossil fuels towards renewable sources of energy and de-carbonised energy systems in a historical-institutional context

2) understand the complexity of energy transitions ranging from the dimension of resources, technology and infrastructure; to finance, markets and business models; political and social institutions; and on to the ecological and air quality dimension

3) can analyse energy policy reforms in a particular country towards a de-carbonised direction

General description

3.11 The de-carbonising energy transition in a historical-institutional context

10.11 Energy policy and the complex dimensions of energy transitions

17.11 Reading circle: energy transitions in the EU 

24.11 Reading circle: energy transitions in the Nordic countries

1.12. Reading circle: energy transitions in Asia

8.12 Workshop: student presentations

15.12 Workshop: student presentations 

Enrolment for University Studies

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Enrolment for Open University Studies

Beginning at 11th of August
Compulsory preceding course: POLPOP01 Introduction to International Relations


Pami Aalto, Teacher responsible
Pasi Toivanen, Teacher
Matti Kojo, Teacher
Anna Matilda Oksa, Teacher


3-Nov-2016 – 15-Dec-2016
Seminar 18 hours
Thu 3-Nov-2016 - 1-Dec-2016 weekly at 10-12, Pinni A3103
3-Nov-2016 at 10 –12 , Main building D14
Thu 8-Dec-2016 - 15-Dec-2016 weekly at 10-14, Pinni A3103

Evaluation criteria

Attendance requirement: a minimum of 80%. Grading: 50% workshop presentation, 25% reading circle presentation, 25% active participation.   

Study materials

TBA (articles to be made available through Moodle)

Further information

Compulsory preceding studies: POLPOLP01 Introduction to International Relations