Introduces students to the current Canadian and global energy landscape, key energy industries, regulations, and commodities markets. Examines oil sands, conventional oil sectors, refined products such as gasoline, renewable fuels, natural gas including shale gas, and electricity. Students will also be introduced to environmental issues such as climate change, water, and land use. Students will use economic models of energy demand and supply to determine the environmental and economic advantages/shortcomings of these models in their application to real-world issues, both within Alberta and internationally, and will learn how economics can be used to guide energy policy. Not to be taken by students with credit in BUEC 463.