Sustainable Energy Systems: Economics, Environment, and Public Regulation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Understand how different energy systems affect society and environment
  • Understand the theoretical ideas and principles applied in economic and environmental assessment
  • Understand the primary paths of interaction between energy systems, economics, technology and market developments, and public regulation
  • Know how issues of energy, environment, and economics are handled by national and international policy makers, companies, and markets
  • Know existing methods and models used for preparing energy, environmental and economic analyses (3E methods and models)


  • Assess environmental consequences from utilizing various energy resources and technologies, focusing on atmospheric emissions and climate impacts
  • Apply economic thinking and methods for optimizing solutions to problems in engineering.
  • Implement qualified and methodologically appropriate techno-economic assessments of engineering projects, focusing on energy technology projects
  • Design and implement advanced techno-economic modelling to address current problems in energy planning


  • Be able to provide sound and sober judgement about selecting and implementing the best methods and models for assessing energy, environmental and economic consequences from engineering activities
  • Be able to apply a sound and sober assessment of results and conclusions obtained by different models and methods

Type of instruction

Lectures, exercises and workshops supplemented with interactive seminars on issues of current interest and importance.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examSustainable Energy Systems: Economics, Environment, and Public Regulation
Type of exam
Oral exam
Portfolio-based oral examination with an internal examiner.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBæredygtige energisystemer: Økonomi, miljø og offentlig regulering
Module codeN-EN-B6-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science