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Learn about diverse and integrated markets for primary energy, and the essential considerations driving business leaders and policy makers in development of global energy resources....
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Suggested: About 13 hours of lectures and quizzes

Approx. 22 hours to complete
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Skills you will gain

Business AnalyticsEconomicsEnergyBusiness AnalysisStrategic Analysis
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Suggested: About 13 hours of lectures and quizzes

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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2 hours to complete

Demand for Energy

Energy is the capacity to do work. In this most essential sense, energy is a basic human need. We will consider how technological innovations have increased the ability of mankind to do work, but only by increasing our demand for various sources of energy. We will examine the determinants of demand for primary energy resources as well as the distribution of demand around the globe....
Reading
6 videos (Total 77 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
What is Energy? Why Do We Need It?7m
Innovation and Demand for Energy7m
Technological Dynamics of Energy Demand21m
Determinants of Energy Demand17m
Global Demand Conditions17m
Reading4 readings
lecture slides10m
lecture slides10m
lecture slides10m
Auraria Library Resources Guide10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Demand for Energy20m

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Section
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5 hours to complete

Energy Supplies and Market Allocations

A broad range of primary resources are used to satisfy our need for energy. Accessing these resources depends on many factors, including available technologies and skills, and a number of political factors. We will address these factors as well as issues and trends in energy supply....
Reading
14 videos (Total 118 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video14 videos
What Primary Resources Can We Utilize?13m
Energy Flows13m
Energy Flows Global Comparison6m
Global Energy Trends3m
Where Are Primary Resources Located?3m
Conventional Reserves10m
Renewable Potential8m
Law of Supply8m
Determinants of Supply8m
Market Equilibrium6m
Market Equilibrium Examples13m
Energy Markets Summary4m
Political Factors in Energy Markets12m
Reading6 readings
lecture slides10m
lecture slides10m
lecture slides10m
lecture slides10m
lecture slides10m
Auraria Library Resources Guide10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Energy Supplies and Market Allocations20m

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3 hours to complete

Key Capabilities for Energy Business - Fossil Fuels

A range of technological and commercial factors determine accessibility and utilization of conventional energy resources. These lectures review considerations essential to the development of various fossil fuel sources of energy, including coal, oil, gas, and shale gas....
Reading
17 videos (Total 126 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video17 videos
Coal Value Chain8m
Coal Market Activity3m
Coal Business Issues8m
Coal Sector Analysis13m
Petrogeology5m
Oil Value Chain6m
Oil Market Activity3m
Oil Business Issues Part 18m
Oil Business Issues Part 215m
Natural Gas Introduction5m
Natural Gas Value Chain4m
Natural Gas Market Activity7m
Shale Gas Introduction10m
Natural Gas Business Issues Part 15m
Natural Gas Business Issues Part 28m
Natural Gas Business Issues Part 35m
Reading5 readings
lecture slides10m
lecture slides10m
lecture slides10m
lecture slides10m
Auraria Library Resources Guide10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Key Capabilities for Energy Business - Fossil Fuels20m

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2 hours to complete

Key Capabilities for Energy Business - Alternative Resources

A range of technological and commercial factors determine accessibility and utilization of unconventional energy resources. These lectures review considerations essential to the development of alternative sources of energy, including nuclear and various renewable resources....
Reading
7 videos (Total 88 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Nuclear Market Activity8m
Nuclear Business Issues6m
Renewables Value Chain15m
Renewables Market Activity24m
Renewables Business Issues13m
Summary of Key Issues for Energy Business6m
Reading4 readings
lecture slides10m
lecture slides10m
lecture slides10m
Auraria Library Resources Guide10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Key Capabilities for Energy Business - Alternative Resources20m
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Top Reviews

By JBSep 13th 2016

It was great learning experience. I loved the way Prof. explained, very simple langauge and explained with proper graphs and images. Inclusion of external videos was very helpful. I highly recommend.

By NCOct 23rd 2017

Excellent course. Well structured and good assignments that emphasize practical business skills.\n\nWould love to see another course with more finance involved

Instructor

Michael J. Orlando

Lecturer
Global Energy Management, Business School

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