Energy Project

CLEE is at the forefront of energy research and policy development. One such center initiative is examining the current regulatory regimes affecting bioenergy development in the United States; existing legal principles that may constrain expanded production of biofuels; and potential reforms that could foster development of biofuels without sacrificing environmental quality or social equity. Additional research goals include monitoring California’s energy policy prospectively—as the state strives to maintain its national and international leadership role in sustainable energy policy—and examining the role nuclear power should play in the ongoing effort to mitigate climate change.