The CDL has ten active projects being advanced by small teams of students working with faculty and post-doctoral research fellows and external partners
With support from a Brown alum, the CDL teamed up with Synapse Energy Economics and Climable to hold twelve stakeholder workshops across the region, leading to recommendations for legislators, governors, Public Utility Commissions, and the public.
Postdoctoral Fellow Jared Heern is leading two teams of student researchers in investigating backgrounds, participation, and outcomes in utility commissions, where clean energy policy is being implemented.
Offshore Wind Website
The CDL is working with scientists and community members to develop an information hub that answers common questions about the technology, why its needed, how it’s being deployed and likely impacts.
A small CDL team is investigating links between groups opposing offshore wind deployment in the U.S. Northeast, and analyzing their tactics and discourses of climate delay.
A major four-year project of the CDL has been building a multi-state dataset of all lobbying records, and investigating contexts for the energy transition in state-level reports.
State-level Lobbying Website
Computer Science specialists in the lab have developed an interactive website which allows users to explore millions of records on who is lobbying in a state’s legislature, and with and against whom.
For fifteen years teams of CDL researchers have explored power relations between wealthy and developing countries at the United Nations climate negotiations, focusing on pledges and delivery of climate finances.