Energy transition

Course objectives: Understanding the lectures, exercises, and knowledge from mandatory literature according to subject units, application of the acquired knowledge to problem solving in the area of rational energy consumption regarding economic, ecological and sustainable development and development of each case study regarding the energy transition in the country, EU, and world.

Course content:

  • Structural and technological changes in energy markets;
  • Analysis of energy movements depending on economic and ecological factors and sustainable development;
  • World and regional energy sources markets, competition, monopoly and market mechanisms and globalisation on energy markets;
  • Energy infrastructural project;
  • Energy options and future markets;
  • Classification of energy form, energy units, primary and transformed energy form, useful energy forms;
  • Physical and economic terms of energy, thermodynamic and economic definitions of energy;
  • Balancing the primary energy sources, renewable energy sources – increase in their share;
  • Depletion of fossil energy sources; Using geothermal energy in energy transition;
  • Analysis of development and usage of alternative fuels;
  • Hydrogen and P2G2P technologies;
  • Prediction of global energy movements, examples of analyses of future energy consumption according to different sources;
  • Energy analyses and economy policy for reaching low carbon economy growth;
  • Analysis of energy strategy (EU, Croatia) considering the climate changes;
  • Examples of incentives for renewable energy sources;
  • Influence of energy markets on environment, emission trading system.

Learning outcomes at the level of the course:

  • Establish the structures, relations, and movements on energy markets;
  • Compare the different influences on energy markets (economic, ecological, sustainable development);
  • Explain relevant energy strategies in energy transition;
  • Explain the role of alternative fuels in energy transition;
  • Explain the role of hydrogen and P2G2P technologies in energy transition;
  • Explain the role of geothermal energy in energy transition;
  • Compare the changes in movements in global energy consumption and energy consumption on the national market considering technological changes and trends;
  • Explain the energy balance, fundamentals of energy policy for reaching low carbon economy;
  • Evaluate the role of hydrocarbons in the low carbon economy;
  • Create an energy policy on a national economy level and fundamentals for energy strategy management in low carbon economy transition.

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