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.


How We Measure Biodiversity Can Have Profound Impacts on Land-Use
Written by Liana Wait, School of Public and International Affairs

The world’s human population is expanding, which means even more agricultural land will be needed to provide food for this growing population…

Americans are Unaware of Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology, According to a New Study
Written by Molly Seltzer, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Capturing carbon at the smokestack is a promising way to combat climate change, but the majority of Americans are unfamiliar with the technology,…
A Better Understanding of “Wet Markets” is Key to Safeguarding Human Health, Biodiversity
Written by B. Rose Huber, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Great uncertainty surrounds the origins of SARS-CoV-2. Early on, some suggested a link between COVID-19 and a seafood market in Wuhan, China…

Keeping More Ammonium in Soil Could Decrease Pollution, Boost Crops
Written by Liana Wait, School of Public and International Affairs
Modern-day agriculture faces two major dilemmas: how to produce enough food to feed the growing human population and how to minimize…


Applications of big data on residential properties to provide decision-support for decarbonization policies

Yueming (Lucy) Qiu is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at University of Maryland College Park. Her research group focuses on…

Flood Vulnerable Populations: Who’s Exposed and Who Recovers?

Eric Tate is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences.

Dr. Tate's…


Dr. Narasimha Rao is an associate professor of Energy systems at the Yale school of the Environment.

Dr. Narasimha D. Rao's research…