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Center for Energy Regulation & Policy Analysis

The Center for Energy Regulation and Policy Analysis (CERPA) is an interdisciplinary organization whose purpose is to develop and integrate world-class technical, economic and regulatory policy analyses to develop effective and pragmatic energy policies and strategies to benefit the state, region and the nation.

The organization supports policymakers, decision-makers and scientists by:

  • creating a conduit for University of Wyoming (UW) research to provide interdisciplinary information and knowledge to contribute more directly to Wyoming's citizenry and economy.
  • providing effective policy development and assessment.
  • facilitating partnerships with public, private and non-governmental entities outside of the UW community to support such efforts.

Vision Statement

CERPA's vision is to identify and maximize economic benefits for the State of Wyoming in light of international drivers such as climate change and energy poverty; and national, regional and state policies related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and expanding the utilization of renewable energy systems.

Mission Statement

The mission of CERPA is to inform, education and develop pragmatic, reasonable and effective low-carbon energy policy and regulation solutions for Wyoming, the Rocky Mountain Region, federal and international policymakers using state of the art interdisciplinary approaches, scholarship and analytical tools that draw upon economics, technology and policy.

Statement Regarding Climate Change

"With respect to climate change, CERPA acknowledges and agrees with the scientific consensus, reflected in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report. IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Core Writing Team, R.K. Pachauri and L.A. Meyer (eds.)]. IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland, 151 pp.

Contact Us

Center for Energy Regulation & Policy Analysis

School of Energy Resources

1000 E. University Ave Dept 3012

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6731


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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