Proposal Submission


Call for proposals is now open! 

Abstract submission deadline: May 15, 2018

The 8th Annual Energy Policy Research Conference (EPRC) is happy to announce that the call for proposals is now open!  EPRC is a unique, interdisciplinary conference that integrates energy research from engineering, economics, law, political science, and other policy relevant fields.  We bring together scholars, students, and practitioners from academia, industry, government, and nonprofits to discuss their research with a diverse and engaged audience.  This year the conference will be two full days and will include a student poster presentation.  Please share widely with others who may be interested!

Submissions are due by May 15, 2018.  Proposals can be for student posters, research papers, or panels.  The proposal submission need only be an abstract.  If you intend to submit a panel proposal, please include the names of the panelists who have already committed to attending.  Please keep the interdisciplinary nature of EPRC in mind – we accept only high quality work that will generate good discussion among an audience that is passionate about energy policy but with highly diverse backgrounds and expertise!

Proposal submissions will be peer reviewed by the EPRC Advisory Board and can be submitted here.  You can view past EPRC agendas here.  The Electricity Journal, Idaho Law Review, and Wyoming Law Review will publish select papers from this year’s conference.  Full papers and posters will be due August 15th.

Topics of interest this year include the policy, regulatory, economic, or technological aspects of:

  • Traditional energy sources and modern issues, such as hydraulic fracturing, carbon sequestration, advanced and small modular nuclear, etc.
  • Renewable integration, distributed energy sources, energy storage, and advanced manufacturing
  • Demand-side mechanisms for energy efficiency and green building
  • Electricity markets, energy subsidies, and tax structures
  • Electric transmission, smart grids, changing electric utilities, grid reliability and resiliency
  • Climate change policy, carbon pricing, and climate impacts on energy systems
  • Regulatory hurdles, legal considerations, and economic implications of policy
  • Cyber security, energy security, and big data
  • Public lands and energy resource development
  • Subnational policy innovation: states, provinces, and local governments; foreign policy comparisons
  • Food-energy-water nexus
  • Electric vehicles, electrification of transportation, bioenergy
  • Energy justice, fuel poverty, environmental justice in energy systems
  • Other timely and relevant energy topics!