Energy and the Environment Specialization

The specialization prepares students to help lead in developing a more equitable, efficient, and cleaner energy future.

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    Graduates of the Energy Specialization will be prepared to work in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, private sector energy firms, energy consultancies and renewable energy start-ups, energy service companies, international financial institutions and development agencies, government agencies, and environmental think-tanks.

    Program Courses

    Core

    Two required courses.

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 800
    Energy Economics and Policy Analysis
      Gillingham   Faculty
    ENV 814
    Energy Systems Analysis
    Rao
    M,W 9:00-10:20
      Rao  

    Elective

    Students must take at least one course from each of the following three bins:

    Energy Policy and Governance

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 789
    Energy and Development
    Rao
    Tu 1:00-3:50
             
    ENV 816
    Electric Utilities: an Industry in Transition
    Reilly
    Tu 2:30-5:20
      Reilly  
    ENV 824
    Environmental Law and Policy
      Klee Klee  
    ENV 840
    Climate Change Policy and Perspectives
    Klee
    M,W 2:30-3:50
      Esty
    Tentative
     


    Energy Technologies and Industries

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 716
    Renewable Energy
              Tentative
    ENV 773
    Air Pollution Control (APC)
    Gentner
    M,W 2:30-3:45
      Gentner
    Tentative
     
    ENV 884
    Industrial Ecology
    Miller
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Faculty
    Tentative
     
    G&G 274a
    Fossil Fuels and Energy Transitions
           
    CHEM 505a
    Alternative Energy
           
    ENAS 609
    Nanotechnology for Energy
           
    EENG 406b /
    ENAS 806b
    Photovoltaic Energy
           

    Quantitative Methods for Energy Analysis

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 635
    Renewable Energy Project Finance
      Gross   Tentative
    ENV 753
    Regression Modeling of Ecological and Environmental Data
    Gregoire
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      Gregoire  
    ENV 758
    Multivariate Data Analysis in the Environmental Sciences
      Reuning-Scherer   Reuning-Scherer
    ENV 803
    Green Markets: Voluntary and Information Based Approaches to Environmental Management
            Kotchen  
    ECON 331
    Economics of Energy and Climate Change
           
    ECON 412
    International Environmental Economics
           
    ECON 545
    Microeconomics (IDE)
           
    ECON 558
    Statistics and Econometrics (IDE)
           
    ECON 132
    Econometrics and Data Analysis II
           
    ECON 550/551
    Econometrics
           
    MGT 842
    Financing Green Technologies
           

    Additional Elective

    Energy Analysis students are required to take one additional course. Students are encouraged to choose this course to develop an expertise in a particular area of study pertaining to energy and the environment. This course can be drawn either from the list above or from the following other energy-related courses at Yale:

    Energy and Society

    ANTH 438
    Culture, Power, Oil 2
           

    Energy, Climate, and Health

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 608
    Air Pollution and Public Health
      Faculty Faculty
    Tentative
     
    ENV 855
    Climate Change Mitigation in Urban Areas (Dates TBD)
              Seto
    ENV 898
    Environment and Human Health
              Bell

    Interdisciplinary

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 894
    Green Building: Issues and Perspectives
    Kops
    Th 9:00-11:50
      Kops
    Tentative
     
    LC Energy Illustration

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