Environment & Energy

environmentenergy.jpgThe Environment & Energy Program promotes research and policy analysis on critical environmental and energy issues such as conservation and land-use policy, benefit-cost analysis of renewable energy, invasive species management, non-market valuation of green energy programs, and the impacts of climate change on the North Carolina coast.  Researchers employ a diverse set of approaches with a comprehensive perspective that considers the interdependence of economics, energy and the environment.

Recently Funded Projects

  • Economic Analysis of North Carolina Seafood Industry. NCDENR Division of Marine Fisheries, $34,651, 2019-20.
  • A University-Utility Field Experiment to Study Electricity Demand Responses to Electronic Notifications. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (E2e), $213,253, 2017-20.
  • Economic Impact of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Western North Carolina. North Carolina Policy Collaboratory, $59,401, 2018.
  • Socioeconomic Analysis of the Atlantic Menhaden Commercial Bait and Reduction Fishery. Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, $79,963, 2016-17.
  • Measuring the Value of Sustainability at Appalachian State University. The Office of Sustainability, Appalachian State University, $22,000, 2016.