About the Energy Policy Institute & Center for Advanced Energy Studies

The Energy Policy Institute is an integral part of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), which is a public/private partnership between the Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, and the University of Wyoming. EPI provides robust and timely research that meets the challenges of an increasingly carbon-constrained economy, which include the need for energy and environmental security, as well as sustainable economic development. More



EPI Welcomes Jim Rogers as Keynote Speaker for 2015 EPRC

Jim Rogers was the chairman of the board at Duke Energy until his retirement on December 31, 2013.  He also served as Duke Energy's president and CEO from April 2006 until July 1, 2013.

During his 25 years as a CEO in the utility industry, Rogers engineered a series of acquisitions and mergers creating the largest electric utility in the U.S., as measured by market capitalization. He also owned and/or operated assets in 17 countries in Africa, South Asia, Europe, and Central and Latin America. Under Rogers' leadership, Duke Energy was recognized as a leader in sustainability.

In 2013, Rogers was awarded the Edison Electric Institute's Distinguished Leadership Award by his industry peers in recognition of his 25 years of service and exemplary contributions to the electric utility industry. The Alliance to Save Energy honored Rogers with its Lifetime Achievement Award. More

CAES Affiliate Researchers' Article Published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

CAES affiliate researchers Juliet Carlisle (University of Idaho), Stephanie Kane (Washington State University), David Solan (Boise State University), Madelaine Bowman (Idaho State University), and Jeffrey Joe (Idaho National Laboratory) recently had their article, "Public attitudes regarding large-scale solar energy development in the US" published in the peer-reviewed journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 48(2015), 835-847. This research was part of a larger project focused on preliminary site selection for utility-scale photovoltaic power plants, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. For more information, see pvmapper.org.