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Environment

Environmental policies are designed for purposes such as reducing emissions, controlling water pollution, and limiting greenhouse gasses. Although the primary purpose of these regulations is generally noneconomic, they often have a significant influence on economic activity.

Keeping that in mind, government agencies and private businesses use REMI models to understand the economic impact of environmental policies, and to design rules that improve the environment while maintaining a healthy economy.

Recent Studies Include:

    • Impacts of electric utility deregulation examined for Wyoming, Connecticut, and New York
    • Effect of water rate changes for Denver and other areas in Colorado
    • Evaluation of proposed energy price changes from conservation and construction programs for state energy offices, regulators, and utilities by linkage to the Energy 2020 model
    • Analysis of clear cutting referendum in Maine