Sep 11, 2016
Excellent delivery.\n\nFantastic external sources with clear and precise explanations from a graphical viewpoint.\n\nGreat range of industry expertise and professionals within the appropriate fields.
Aug 03, 2017
With this course I have been able to better understand the role of energy in the development of the countries, and in a clear and simple way I have managed to understand how renewable energies work.
von MUKESH K•
Nov 03, 2018
Much appreciated course, but it should be updated.
Jul 16, 2017
It's very interesting, but it needs to be updated.
von Alexiei O•
Dec 11, 2016
Very good introduction to global energy situation.
von Utkarsha U S•
May 22, 2019
static information is too old. it must be updated
von Jose A H S•
Jun 10, 2016
It is not actualized to the current conditions.
von José I B•
Jan 09, 2018
Falta actualizarlo, pero en general es bueno.
May 15, 2017
Very useful but need updating a little.
von Alexander M T•
Mar 26, 2017
best course for beginneer
von Richard K•
May 26, 2017
von Sunny K•
Apr 26, 2017
von Bertrand D•
Oct 26, 2016
This is a very good course to grasp the fundamentals of the various forms of energy.
Admin detail: one week between exam-taking after two fails makes no practical sense and is detrimental to the timely completion of the course.
The course would also benefit from an actualization, with more analysis of recent economic & political trends:
- Oil market has historically been cyclical. Need an analysis of past cycles, and a fresh view on whether the current slump is part of a similar cycle, or a new era?
- America's insistence on energy independence, how/why Europe views independence differently, how China/India view their own?
- Current Middle-East politics Iraq-Iran-Saudi-Qatar, historical and current role of Saudi Arabia in the OPEC cartel, and the reality and dynamics of spare capacity within OPEC
Students should come out of this course with their own view of whether this is the last leg of the fossil fuel race (as hinted by Prof. Lucciani in the COP21 video), or just another bend.
von Dhana R M•
Jan 25, 2019
This course provides an acceptable beginners introduction to a broad range of energy issues. The lectures given by Professor Giacomo Luciani are interesting, as are most of the interviews with other experts.
The content on oil, gas and EU energy policies are okay for a beginner-level course. However the topics on renewable energy and nuclear seem to be under-developed and could have been better. Overall, much of the material is based pre-2014 data and needs to be updated in order for the course to continue being relevant.
About 50% of the course material comes from external public domain sources like YouTube and Vimeo, with most of them being rather short and superficial. There are several broken links and a few videos are available only in French with no subtitles.
Long-standing comments on the forums regarding issues with the content and assessments do not appear to have been addressed.
von Naima K•
Dec 05, 2019
Interesting insights but terribly uncritical. Nonetheless extremely useful for anyone who seeks to better understanding the geopolitcal and economic considerations at play in the production and distribution of energy (from a mainstream neoliberal perspective).
von Sean C•
Feb 05, 2017
Course has good breadth and structure, exploring the economic and political side of international energy, however it would be good if a basic technical understanding of energy is incorporated.
Some material is rather outdated / inaccessible
Feb 13, 2020
The knowledge is abundant, but the assignment feedback is very poor from which it only shows me the score without any indication on the correct and wrong answers. Besides, the pending period for repeating a test is too long.
von Brian D•
Feb 19, 2018
I think the administrators should also give complementary readings instead of lecture videos only.
Having a reference book or a journal would help a lot.
May 15, 2020
Week 8 test has inaccurate scoring issue. Please look into. I will purchase to get certified once this issue is solved.
von Kevin p•
Jul 01, 2018
Need some updates
von Alex M•
May 06, 2018
The pace is slow and the tone is unenthusiastic and backward looking. The content is generally sound but could do with freshening, particularly with respect to oil markets and OPEC/Russia vs American shale, solar's downward cost curve and energy storage developments. Incentives for renewables (feed-in tariffs etc) are not covered. There are better International Energy modules on Coursera than this one.
von Sondos A C•
Jan 18, 2017
Its a hard course, and u may only take the quizzes twice every week.
von Mark J•
Jun 07, 2020