The Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center (SEEPAC), a joint venture of SIEPR and the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford, uses the tools of economics, other social sciences, and natural science to examine the critical environmental and energy issues of the 21st Century. Climate change is a central focus. SEEPAC researchers study the environmental policy decisions societies make, including what energy sources to use, and how to foster sustainable economic growth, preserve the diversity of the natural world, and balance regulatory and market-based protection. SEEPAC connects basic science and policy by investigating how environmental programs affect the economy and the fabric of society. SEEPAC scholars work closely with scientists, engineers, and policymakers to come up with politically realistic, economically viable approaches to safeguarding the environment.
Current Sponsored Projects
- Designing an Optimal 'Tech Fix' Path to Global Climate Stability: Directed R&D and Embodied Technical Change in a Multi-phase Framework | | Feb 2015
- Poverty, Growth and the Demand for Energy-Using Assets | | Oct 2013
- Interactions Between State and Federal Climate Change Policies | | Jun 2010
- Unintended Consequences from Nested State & Federal Regulations: The Case of the Pavley Greenhouse-Gas-per-Mile Limits | | Aug 2009
- Impacts of Alternative Emissions Allowance Allocation Methods Under a Federal Cap-and-Trade Program | | Aug 2009