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.
创建者 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.
创建者 Alexiei O•
Dec 11, 2016
Very good introduction to global energy situation.
创建者 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
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 Certain information and data the course provides is outdated; however, this course provides a thorough understanding and additional videos and documents for anyone who is looking for more detailed analysis.
创建者 José I B•
Jan 09, 2018
Falta actualizarlo, pero en general es bueno.
创建者 Jeffrey C•
Oct 15, 2016
Great course, but can be somewhat dry at times. Yet, highly recommended!
创建者 Ricardo C•
Feb 23, 2018
A bit outdated and lacking in depth in the political analysis but still useful
创建者 Sunny K•
Apr 26, 2017
创建者 Juan S G G•
Feb 02, 2017
Very good for general understanding. Information is a little bit old.
创建者 Robin F•
Jun 23, 2018
The course might need to be updated on certain points but it is very clear overall.
创建者 Toufic S•
Jul 30, 2018
Great course, although at times it was a bit more technical than political.
创建者 MUKESH K•
Nov 03, 2018
Much appreciated course, but it should be updated.
创建者 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)
创建者 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Definitely, it needs to be outdated.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.
创建者 Utkarsha U S•
May 22, 2019
static information is too old. it must be updated
创建者 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!
创建者 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.
创建者 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 ...
创建者 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.
创建者 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.
创建者 Vincent E K•
Apr 28, 2018
The course was very interesting. And as i completed the Certificate of Energy & Finance from HEC in 2015, It was what i needed as a refresh of information. However, all the data in the course is dated from 2014. Since then, the energy landscape changed and i was expected a better overview on this. I was expecting an update to date or at least late 2016 early 2017.
The scope is very good, but the information needs to be more up to date
创建者 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
创建者 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.
创建者 Kevin p•
Jul 01, 2018
Need some updates
创建者 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.