Videos & Podcasts
EPIC Director Michael Greenstone discusses global energy, impact of air pollution on society and why scientists should talk clearly about climate change on UChicago's "Big Brains" podcast.
In part one of a two-part series on California's climate policies, EPIC hosted a panel of experts to examine the tension between the economically optimal and political feasible.
EPIC Director Michael Greenstone and Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, discussed the state of U.S. climate policy as well as California's ambitious efforts to address the issue on October 4 in downtown Chicago. The conversation was moderated by Juliet Eilperin, senior national affairs correspondent for The Washington Post.
EPIC's first panel event of the 2018-19 academic year featured an expert discussion on climate policy in the U.S. and California, moderated by The Guardian's Emily Holden. The event was part one of a two-part series exploring California's ambitious climate policies.
In this two-part episode, host Jeff McMahon explores a pair of University of Chicago studies on consumer energy behavior. First, McMahon sits down with EPIC’s Koichiro Ito, an assistant professor at Harris Public Policy, for insight on what motivates consumers to conserve energy. Does simple encouragement work? Or do prices need to rise for them to act? Then, McMahon is joined by Bob Rosner, founding co-director of EPIC and a distinguished UChicago physicist and former director of Argonne National Laboratory, and Kathleen Cagney, a sociology professor and director of the Population Research Center at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at UChicago. The pair discuss the results of their survey examining attitudes toward smart meters and smart grids in low-income neighborhoods in Chicago.