Energy Systems

Affordable access to energy services such as temperature control, lighting, water heating, and information technology is essential to expanding economic opportunity and improving quality of life. The energy systems that provide these services come with challenges, including financial cost, intermittent reliability, pollution, and inequitable distribution of benefits and consequences. The Policy Institute works with UC Davis researchers to identify innovative ways to address these challenges while enabling policymakers to meet renewable portfolio standards, integrate high levels of clean energy into the grid, improve energy efficiency, and achieve other goals.

UC Davis collaborators: Energy and Efficiency Institute, Energy Graduate Group