The Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment Program (ENREP) conducts research on the economic and environmental effects of energy production and use. ENREP collaborates with Stanford’s Energy Efficiency Center at the Precourt Institute for Energy to investigate how electricity and other energy markets can minimize waste, reduce environmental damage, and move toward sustainability. ENREP researchers focus on the factors that affect energy demand. They work with government decisionmakers to develop policies that use economic incentives to promote efficiency and protect the environment. ENREP scholars have studied how market mechanisms can encourage use of renewable energy sources such as wind power and how cap-and-trade programs can control the carbon emissions responsible for climate change. They have also cooperated with California officials to assess state energy programs such as the system for sharing savings from conservation.
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
- A note on uncertainty and discounting in models of economic growth | | Jan 2009
- Modern Management: Good for the Environment of Just Hot Air? | | Oct 2008
- Beyond the Market Advisory Committee: Proceedings from a Workshop held at Stanford University, January 15, 2008 | | Apr 2008