The Energy Systems and Climate Analysis (ESCA) group conducts research that enables public- and private-sector decision-making on decarbonization, climate resilience, policy, investment strategies, planning methods, emerging technologies, environmental management, goal setting, and risk management. The intersection of policy, technology, economics, and climate impacts is an evolving landscape with many challenges. ESCA produces fundamental insights that inform long term strategy to face these challenges.

The group conducting this research consists of engineers, economists, policy analysts, meteorologists, and modelers who regularly contribute to thought leadership across academic journals, national assessments, and expert forums.

greenhouse gas economy-wide emissions

Impacts of Inflationary Drivers and Updated Policies on U.S. Decarbonization and Technology Transitions More

CA state electrification project

EPRI leads model intercomparison of Nuclear Energy's Future Role in Decarbonized Energy Systems More

Net-Zero 2050

EPRI Releases Net-Zero 2050: U.S. Economy-Wide Deep Decarbonization Scenario Analysis More | Report PDF

AR grid selecting CO2

EPRI submit public comments on EPA's draft new social cost of greenhouse gases (SC-GHG) methodology More

Efficient Electrification NY

EPRI investigates Canadian pathways to achieving deep reductions in GHG emissions to accelerate more sustainable energy systems and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. More

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