Energy Markets

Energy Markets

Supplying energy to homes and businesses requires a complex regulatory and commodity structure. In the face of challenges like population growth, increased urbanization and climate change, how energy is produced, dispersed, and used is changing rapidly. What will electricity generation and supply look like a decade from now? What are the most efficient regulations to cut emissions? And how can a price on carbon be realized?

Upcoming Events

Mar 4 2015
EPIC Seminar Series: Ray Boswell

3:30PM
Saieh Hall, Classroom 203

Mar 10 2015
Climate Change: Fact, Fiction and What You Can Do

6:00 PM
International House at the University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL

Mar 11 2015
EPIC Seminar Series: Eric Isaacs

3:30 PM
Saieh Hall, Classroom 203

Mar 12 2015
NETG Seminar Series: Steve Cicala

4:30 PM
Northwestern University, Nano 4003, 2190 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

Mar 15 2015
Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for Academic Year 2015-2016


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EPIC in the News

Feb 27 2015
EPIC’s February News Wrap-Up

Check out what EPIC has been up to this month...

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Feb 26 2015
Toxic Plants Decrease Home Values, Increase Rate of Low Birth Weight Babies

Study shows home values within the immediate area of a power plant’s opening dropped 11 percent, an accumulated loss of over $4 million per plant, and low birth rates increased 3 percent.

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Feb 25 2015
Ignacia Mercadal: Keeping Energy Costs Low and the Environment Clean

Ignacia Mercadal, one of three new EPIC PhD fellows, explains her research on competition in the electricity market. 

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NY Times Op-Ed: Surprisingly, a Voluntary Climate Treaty Could Actually Work

NY Times Op-Ed: Surprisingly, a Voluntary Climate Treaty Could Actually Work photo

EPIC Director Michael Greenstone writes in the NY Times Upshot blog about the nature of "binding" climate treaties, and why a voluntary treaty could work just as well.

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Publications Database

EPIC features publications from a researches on a variety of energy-related topics.

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