CLOSUP's Energy and Environmental Policy Initiative (EEPI), launched in the fall of 2012, is a program of coordinated activities designed to bring the latest academic knowledge to bear on issues of energy, environment, and climate policy. Through a combination of research projects, events, classroom activities, and publications, EEPI seeks to inform policy-relevant discussions among policymakers and other stakeholders with new research findings.
The Renewable Energy Policy Initiative conducts high-quality applied academic research on state and local policies impacting the deployment of renewable energy.
The Michigan Local Recycling Policy Project (MiLRePP) conducts research on local recycling services, including surveys of local government officials and Michigan residents.
- The Michigan Local Energy Survey (MiLES) is a 2019 survey of Michigan local government officials to understand the actions their community has taken with respect to clean energy and their perceptions of the costs, benefits, and likelihood of engaging in future energy management activities
- National Surveys on Energy and Environment, on-going at Muhlenberg College under the direction of professor Christopher Borick (previously conducted in partnership with CLOSUP)
- CLOSUP Fracking Project
- CLOSUP Wind Project, which was spun out and has morphed into the Renewable Energy Policy Initiative and the Graham Energy Futures Initiative
One of the core goals of CLOSUP's Energy and Environmental Policy Initiative (EEPI) is to inform policy-relevant discussions among policymakers and other stakeholders with new research findings. EEPI research findings have been presented at conferences and in the classroom.