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. CERPA researchers employ a diverse set of approaches with a comprehensive perspective that considers the interdependence of economics, energy and the environment.

Funded Projects

  • Aggregate Risk Reduction Scoping Project, funded by the Center for the Study of Natural Hazards and Disasters, University of Chapel Hill, 2012-13.
  • Fishing Participation Forecasts, funded by the Environmental Defense Fund, 2013.
  • Economic Values of Coastal Erosion Management, funded by N.C. Sea Grant, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service  (MARFIN), 2012-13.
  • Energy Savings: Environmental Performance Contracting in the United States, funded by Research Council of Norway, 2012-13.
  • Acceptability of Wind Energy, Carbon Capture and Storage and Climate Change: Worldviews and Economic Interests, funded by Research Council of Norway, 2012-13.