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Center for Energy Economics & Public Policy|School of Energy Resources

Energy Economics & Public Policy

As the nation's second-largest energy producer, Wyoming is profoundly affected by developments in world energy markets and energy policy. In response to this need, the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming established the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy (CEEPP).

The CEEPP provides objective information and analysis for energy policies at the state, national, and international level that strive to balance economic, environmental, and social considerations. CEEPP studies estimate the costs and benefits of energy technologies and policies and seek to convey the implications for energy markets and macroeconomic growth in Wyoming and beyond.


The goal of the CEEPP is to provide scientifically rigorous information and analysis to help meet this challenge. Through authoritative research studies, the university provides guidance and resources for government and industry policy-makers to better understand how their actions will affect world energy markets, end users, and the environment.

New Reports

Godby, R., Coupal, R., Taylor, D., Considine, T., "The Impact of the Coal Economy on Wyoming", Read Summary Report, or download the 185-page Full Report 

Godby, R., D. Aadland, R. Coupal, C. Weingardt and A. Alexander, "Estimation of Wyoming School Facilities Department Future Revenue Streams and Department Expenditure Needs: 2017-2022."

UW News


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UW Receives $4.25 Million DOE Grant to Explore Wind Energy

September 26, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has received a $4.25 million Department of Energy-EPSCoR grant to research wind farm modeling, transmission grid monitoring and the economics derived from wind-generated power.

David Finnoff: Everything a UW College Professor Should Be

April 28, 2014 — Creating a learning environment dedicated to the knowledge and growth of students and providing outstanding leadership with fellow faculty members are just a couple of the reasons Associate Professor David Finnoff has received a top University of Wyoming teaching honor.

UW to host “Power Generation and the Environment: Choices and Economic Trade-Offs” Symposium Oct. 1-2

May 4, 2012 — Determining the economic and environmental “sweet spot” of power generation is the objective of “Power Generation & the Environment: Choices and Economic Trade-offs,” a symposium hosted by the University of Wyoming Oct. 1-2.

UW Professor Speaks Before Congressional Natural Gas Caucus

September 14, 2010 — Timothy Considine was battling traffic in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning and looking forward to arriving at the airport.

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Wind Energy in the News

Wyoming's wind energy transmission issues are featured on National Public Radio's "Here & Now."

Resource and Energy Economics

The Journal of Resource, Energy, and Environmental Economics recently published a special section featuring the "Power Generation and Environment: Choices and Economic Trade-offs" conference hosted by the CEEPP.

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