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 MOHAMMAD N•
Mar 18, 2019
The course is very helpful for those who wish to learn the Energy scenarios across the globe. The current push towards renewables and the challenges it faces from the conventional sources of energy can be understood quite well. The constrains of Gas energy and the impediments for Nuclear energy is also well explained. The connect of energy demand & supply with Politics i.e. the Geopolitics of energy, has given a new dimension to learning about energy.
The course however may be updated with recent updates across the globe.
I would like to sincerely Thank Prof Giacomo Luciani for this course.
von Merih K•
Apr 17, 2020
It really helped me to gain wider perspective in terms of environmental approach. Because as an environmental engineer I only studied how to improve a situation or what's harmful to the environment. Although I started to this course to understand oil products, I found more than that in terms of comprehensive approach for both environment, political, economic and social aspects. The course is beginner level but the more you digging than given resources, the more can be achieved. As a cons, it took longer than I expected.
von Johan B•
Sep 10, 2019
In the oil section, I would have liked a little more insight into heavy oil (which is abundant in Venezuela for instance) and 'sweet' low-sulfur oil which is used to make Diesel and the implication this has for a particular country. Why this concern? Because we always talk about oil abundant countries but we often neglect that there are different types of oil which can have very different implications ...
von Natasha C•
Mar 21, 2020
Very informative and well-explained by the professor. However, there were several resources that were not available (broken links, restricted data), as well as resources that were outdated. It would have been a lot more relevant if the course materials were up to date. Nevertheless, a good course that taught me a lot! The interviews were quite insightful. Thanks to the team who put this MOOC together.
Jul 07, 2018
Great course! This is recommended for anyone who is looking for courses on energy. This course includes information from oil, natural gas, renewable energy, and nuclear energy. Certain information and data the course provides is outdated; however, this course provides a thorough understanding and additional videos and documents for anyone who is looking for more detailed analysis.
von Alessandro D•
Nov 18, 2017
Good introduction to the Energy World and its main pillars. More focused is given on fossil fuels overview which are well explained, and also are the ones more impacting the geopolitics balances. The renewables section could be expanded to explain better the economics. Overall a very good general course and I thanks Professor and Science Po for having it available.
von CHAMPIGNY C•
Apr 06, 2017
This course is very interesting and content are very usefull.
As improvement points I would like to mention:
1-Some videos are not anymore available
2- A general update is necessary to take into account the last years big chances and evolutions on the energy politics and economics dur to the stabilization of oil price notably and all its impacts.
von Diego A•
Jul 22, 2019
I loved it, the only thing is that it would be awesome that they explain deeper the politics of petroleum. The impact of OPEC and an interesting fact is that countries do not say that their oil reserves increase because it would cause a diminish on the oil prices and so on. Great course, thanks Giacomo!
von Sheena N•
Sep 08, 2019
Very interesting insight into geopolitics of energy. It would be nice to see a more heavy focus on the application of economic theory - however, given that this is just an introduction, it did well to wet my appetite to continue researching global energy economics and politics further.
von Diana S•
Nov 15, 2018
Definitely, it needs to be outdated. There is a lot of relevant events that have happened (or have not happened I would say) since COP21 that are crucial for the energy discussion. Notwithstanding it is a very complete, detailed, well referenced and neutral course. 100% recommended.
von Brian B•
Aug 02, 2017
An excellent introduction to the subjects. Perhaps the emphasis on Europe is high in proportion to the rest of the world. Little information about developing countries.
More extra readings and references would be appreciated.
Some of the link to video resources no longer work.
von Brendan H•
Feb 07, 2017
Overall a good introduction to the current state of global energy supply and demand. It covers basic information about the controversy of nuclear vs renewables though personally I would have liked a little more detail on this point
von Ignacio M E•
May 18, 2017
Excellent introduction to the issue. The only thing I miss is a chapter on the challenges that face developing countries to give their populations access to reliable and preferably non-carbon dependent energy sources
von Timothée J•
Jul 30, 2019
Great course to master the energy issues of modern societies, thank you for the quality of the videos. 4 stars only : too many broken link on lectures.
von Garima S B•
Apr 06, 2019
It has really helped me understand the energy dynamics. thank you. Giving a 4 star because the data is sometimes old and needs to be upgraded.
von Liliana A•
Nov 11, 2018
Great view of the energy environment and policies, would like to have some more updated information (2014/2015 oil prices drop for example)
von Henrique S B•
Apr 02, 2017
An excellent overview about the complex issues of international energy, its economic and geopolitical implications. I highly recommend it.
von Rick V•
Feb 17, 2019
Some of the videos were not accessible, I think the support materials require an update however over all it is a good course
von Aizat M•
Jan 12, 2017
A very informative and concise course that gave a very basic idea on what is going on in the Energy industry today.
von Adrian D•
Mar 26, 2020
Overall very good course, however, more would have been gained by being able to see feedback on the quizzes.
von Thomas B T•
May 20, 2020
Excellent overview of the different sources of energy including the various policy implications!
von Mamoun B•
May 10, 2020
Très bon cours, le prof explique très bien. Quelques longueurs dans les interviews selon moi.
von Robin F•
Jun 23, 2018
The course might need to be updated on certain points but it is very clear overall.
von Ricardo C•
Feb 23, 2018
A bit outdated and lacking in depth in the political analysis but still useful
von Toufic S•
Jul 30, 2018
Great course, although at times it was a bit more technical than political.