Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE)

C-PREE is an interdisciplinary research center at the Princeton School for Public and International Affairs committed to training leaders in the field of environmental and energy policy. We develop rigorous research that blends scientific knowledge and methods with social science and practitioner perspectives in ways that yield practical solutions for the major environmental and energy challenges facing the world today.


Carbon Dioxide Emissions More Costly to Society Than Previously Thought
Written by Resources for the Future, with Keely Swan, C-PREE
A multi-year study of the social cost of carbon, a critical input for climate policy analysis, finds that every additional ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere costs society $185—far higher than the current federal estimate of $51 per ton.

After years of robust modeling and analysis, a multi-institutional team led by…

Princeton Energy and Climate Experts Weigh in on the Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act
Written by Molly Seltzer, Office of Communications

The Inflation Reduction Act, passed in the Senate and House of Representatives and signed into law by President Biden last week, is the largest bill ever to address climate change, along with its provisions for healthcare and tax programs.

According to 

Fighting Climate Change is Wildly Popular, but Most Americans Don’t Know that Other People Feel the Same Way
Written by Molly Seltzer, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Just after the U.S. Congress passed the nation’s most substantial legislation aimed at battling climate change, a new study shows that the average American dramatically underestimates how much their fellow…

STEP PhD Student Brian Lee Receives Best Student Publication Award from National Taiwan University
Written by Keely Swan, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

Brian Lee, a PhD student in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) cluster of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, was recently awarded the 2021-22 Best Student Publication Award in the College of Bioresources and Agriculture at National…


A Future Planet of Weeds?
Oct 10, 2022, 12:15 pm
Money (Not) to Burn: Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Crop Residue Burning
Oct 31, 2022, 12:15 pm
Identifying Ecologically Viable Climate Refugia under Rapid Global Change
Nov 7, 2022, 12:15 pm