The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG): a global leader in energy and environmental economics and policy
Based at Cambridge Judge Business School in the University of Cambridge, the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) is a world-renowned research centre dedicated to advancing energy and environmental economics and policy.
EPRG’s mission is to inform sound energy policy through rigorous, evidence-based research conducted at the highest international standards.
Producing world-class research across diverse energy and environmental policy issues
We delve into a broad spectrum of energy and environmental policy issues, specialising on 3 key areas:
EPRG’s research excellence is consistently recognised by prominent global rankings
The 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, published by the University of Pennsylvania, ranks EPRG 7th globally in the “Energy and Resource Policy Think Tanks” category. Our research on energy economics at Cambridge Judge Business School holds the 7th position in the Ideas/RePEc global ranking.
Our research on energy economics at Cambridge Judge Business School holds the 7th position in the Ideas/RePEc global ranking.
EPRG maintains strong international partnerships, notably with the Centre for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) at MIT, with whom we have jointly held a flagship annual international research conference since 2004.
Our global network of experts drives innovation
Our global network of over 70 Associate Researchers, including many EPRG alumni, comprises experts working at leading universities and research centres across Europe, Asia and North America.
Within the University of Cambridge, EPRG collaborates closely with the Energy@Cambridge interdisciplinary research centre and the wider Cambridge Zero initiative.
EPRG’s research is supported by funding from various sources, including UK research councils, the European Commission, the World Bank, various think tanks and charitable foundations and industry stakeholders through our Energy Policy Forum.
A legacy of innovation: navigating energy transitions for a sustainable future
EPRG’s roots can be traced back to the 1990s, when we focused on the economics of electricity market privatisation in the UK and US. Building upon the work of the Cambridge-MIT Institute from 2002 onwards, EPRG was formally established in 2005 with a £2.38m grant from the UK Research Councils under the research program “Towards a Sustainable Energy Economy.” Today, EPRG’s research encompasses the full spectrum of energy and environmental economics and policy.
With a steadfast commitment to excellence and innovation, EPRG continues to advance the frontiers of energy and environmental policy research, providing policymakers and stakeholders with the knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of energy transitions and achieve a sustainable future.