While the debate over global warming continues, recognition to reduce our collective carbon footprint has increased. Yet disagreement remains over the benefits of renewable energies versus traditional sources like coal, natural gas and oil. Business leaders, policy makers and the general public need low carbon energy sources but struggle to accurately determine the cost effectiveness.
This course examines the economics of competing power sources from an investor perspective, evaluating alternative technologies that have vastly different developmental and ongoing costs.
You Will Learn
Carbon reduction strategies and their effectiveness
Competitive costs of different energy technologies
Financial models to determine revenue generated from investments
New technologies and how public policy sustains them
Portfolio approaches to low carbon emissions
Stefan Reichelstein, Professor of Accounting, Stanford University