Department of Energy

The Legal Risks of Regulating Climate Change at the Subnational Level

State and local regulators will face challenges in trying to pick up the slack after a federal withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

Should We Run Agencies More Like Businesses?

Legal scholar argues for greater reliance on entrepreneurial strategies in regulation.

When Federal Agencies Do Not Answer to Courts

Scholar examines how agencies operate independently of courts through rulemaking and legislative drafting.

Legal and Policy Challenges to the Dakota Access Pipeline

Recent University of Pennsylvania event explores issues raised by the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Are Louder Cars Safer Cars?

Federal regulators may require electric cars to make more noise.

Nudging Away from Personal Choice

Economist argues that energy-efficiency regulations are riddled with problems and espouses their elimination.

The Impact of Waiving Environmental Regulations

Recent PPR seminar examines effects on air quality and fuel prices from waiving environmental regulations.

Filling Up the Gas Tank with Corn, Sugar Cane, and Wood

EPA moves to increase support for ethanol and other renewable fuels.

Stopping Hackers from Turning off the Lights

Senate bill would give Energy Department power to deal with cyberattacks on the nation’s power grid.

Rowhouse Heat

Applying DOE’s proposed energy efficiency standard to furnaces in rowhouses would be counterproductive.

The Nuclear Option for Reducing Climate Change

Debate reignites over whether nuclear energy is an important tool or a costly mistake.

Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Codes

Innovative approaches to energy efficient buildings can inform how to make progress in other regulatory areas, even in tough times.