Implementation of sustainable energy technologies and resources requires balanced policy decisions based on environmental and economic considerations.
Policies influence the trends in research and development, and economic analysis is an important part of policy development. Market forecasting, risk management, and policy impact analyses are some of the economic research topics being addressed at UMERC.
Energy R&D Policy
Research and development policy is what drives innovation in both the private and public sectors. UMERC research centers will be examining ways to provide guidance and support to the organizations leading these policy changes.
Managing the inventory of domestic energy supplies, assessing the potential for energy supply disruptions and vulnerabilies, energy infrastructure safety, and global energy issues are integral components to a comprehensive energy policy. UMERC researchers examine these concerns, and provide critical information for policy development.
Renewable Energy and EE Policy
The successful implementation and integration of renewable energy policies is critical to creating a fundamental change in our current energy portfolio. UMERC research centers will be examining ways to provide guidance and support to the organizations leading these policy changes.
Nuclear Energy Policy
UMERC, together with the Center for International Securities Studies, looks at the changing nuclear energy landscape, the security issues, and the safety concerns.