The Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) was established in March 2012 as a mechanism to provide alternative financing options for large public infrastructure projects in the Chicagoland area.

Steve Beitler, the CEO of CIT, will discuss CIT’s initiatives to date, which focus on energy efficiency and/or renewable energy generation and are designed to address the effects of climate change in Chicago, using public-private partnerships as the medium. Professor Julie Roin will provide commentary.

Sponsored by Law of the Land and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics.

Contacts
Marjorie Holme: mholme@uchicago.edu

Areas of Focus: Energy Markets
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Energy Efficiency
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Well-functioning markets are essential for providing access to reliable, affordable energy. EPIC research is uncovering the policies, prices and information needed to help energy markets work efficiently.