Energy Economics and Policy

University of Rhode Island

Date Posted: June 22, 2017
Submitted by: Crystal Simmons
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Energy
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Graduate Certificate/Diploma


This certificate program provides intensive training in energy economics, management, and policy. It is designed to address energy management issues at scales ranging from the individual building, to the microgrid, to the national and international levels. It can be combined with many academic majors.

The certificate, a partnership between the Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (ENRE) and the URI Extension Outreach Center, is designed to successfully integrate civic engagement and experiential learning projects. It will actively engage students in integration, synthesis, and application of knowledge to real world energy projects, focusing on problem-oriented instruction, peer learning, team projects, and/or service learning.

The Energy Certificate will certify to employers that you have the knowledge and skills to help solve critical energy-related challenges of the 21st century. These skills are in great demand by local, state, and federal government agencies, environmental organizations and the private sector.

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