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.


 

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Research Shows Institutional Factors are Key in Improving Sustainability Models
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Written by Cara Clase, Ph.D., Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

One way researchers analyze real-world, sustainability questions is by utilizing computational models.  These models use data to derive the relationships between economic, social, and natural systems and quantify the potential outcomes of public policies and behavioral changes.  Sustainability models have provided useful insights on a…

Rapidly-Intensifying Tropical Cyclones Likely to Increase Flood Hazard in the North Atlantic as Climate Warms
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Written by Cara Clase, Ph.D., Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

Many of the most devastating tropical cyclones (TCs) in history, including Hurricanes Andrew (1992) and Katrina (2005), underwent a process known as rapid intensification (RI). Defined by a wind speed increase of at least 30 knots (35 mph) within a 24-hour period, RI can be difficult to predict and can leave coastal regions with little time to…

Prosocial Preferences Produce Socially-Optimal Outcomes for Subsistence Farming Communities Amid Rising Climate Risks
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Written by Cara Clase, Ph.D., Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

As climate risks continue to rise, smallholder farms are more likely to experience agricultural losses from extreme weather events such as flooding, drought, and heat waves.  These subsistence farmers use most of their crops and livestock to feed their own households and usually have few financial protections against the unforeseen costs…

Connecting Researchers and Practitioners to Advance Policy-Relevant Research on Air Quality, Health, and Equity
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Written by Keely Swan, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

Wei Peng organized a workshop on September 18-19, 2023 in Washington, DC on “Improving state-level energy decisions to address air quality, health, and equity goals”

As the United States ramps up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, shifting the energy system away from fossil fuels also brings opportunities for improved…

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Apr 22, 2024, 12:15 pm
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