Research and Projects
- Wind Energy in China: Analysis of the wind sector in China and the effect of financing through international carbon markets
- Minnesota Community Solar Gardens: Understanding the political economy of one of the country's largest community-led solar developments
- Regional Transmission Planning: Analysis of the Midwest's first major transmission line expansion concludes the $2.1 billion CapX2020 project is a "win-win," model for regional planning. Read full report.
- Interacting energy policies: By mimicking wholesale markets in smaller power system models, we study the interaction between different energy policies.
- Diffusion of Combined Heat and Power (CHP): Using semi-structured elite interviews and document analysis, we are studying the opportunities and barriers surrounding diffusion and deployment of CHP in the United States.
- Smart Grid: An Analysis of How Socio-Political Contexts Shape Energy Technology Development and Policy, National Science Foundation ($498,300)
- Innovating for sustainable electricity systems: Integrating renewables, reallocating transmission and driving demand, Initiative on Renewable Energy and the Environment (Awarded November 2012) ($375,000)
- Compressed Air Energy Storage on the Mesabi Iron Range and in Underground Copper-Nickel Mines, Initiative on Renewable Energy and the Environment (Awarded November 2012) ($324,458)
Publications and Policy Engagement
Faculty: Elizabeth Wilson, Gabe Chan
Read about previous projects on energy and climate policy.