This course addresses the main issues surrounding the energy industry and how public policies and geopolitical factors affect investment decisions and the rate of transition towards a low carbon, environmentally-friendly, energy production and consumption standard. It takes an energy systems approach which highlights the interconnected nature of energy production and consumption and the role played by technological, economic and social constraints. Participants will analyze data, discuss trade-offs of policy choices and explore how global trends in the energy industry will affect their own business operations.
- Understand the business environment of different sources of energy and how it is evolving.
- Lay out the main issues and assess the trade-offs involved in energy transition from hydrocarbons to renewable sources.
Renato Lima de Oliveira is an Assistant Professor of Business and Society at ASB who earned his PhD from MIT in Political Economy and Comparative Politics. His research focuses on state-business relations, particularly in the fields of industrial competition, innovation policies, and energy transition. He is also a research affiliate at the MIT Industrial Performance Center (IPC) and author of award-winning publications in his area of expertise.
RENATO LIMA DE OLIVEIRA
Assistant Professor of Business and Society. International Faculty Fellow at MIT
Senior and middle managers from the energy industry; Entrepreneurs who want to expand their business to reap new opportunities in the energy sector.