About the Energy Policy Institute (EPI) & Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)
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, and Idaho State University. 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 Releases Report on Job Creation from Energy Projects
EPI has released a report that examines the public body of knowledge related to estimating job creation from energy projects and programs. The key concepts involved in making such estimates are discussed and a comparison of results from several studies is made. This report stresses that job estimates should not be taken at face value, because results can vary greatly within and between technologies depending on how jobs are defined and on assumptions made about factors such as domestic content, opportunity cost, and labor availability. Read Report.
WEPRC Agenda will be released by June 3rd!
We're thrilled by all of the submissions we received for the 3rd Annual Western Energy Policy Research Conference. We will begin reviewing them and release the agenda by Monday, June 3rd. This year's WEPRC will be held in Portland, Oregon on September 5-6, 2013. The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower will host the event, which features David Victor as the Keynote Speaker. Please visit our conference site for more information and to register.