Markets & Regulation
Markets have a strong influence on how energy is bought, sold, traded, and forecasted. Paired with regulations—at the federal, state, and local levels—these forces shape our energy landscape.
The number of homeowners that buy energy storage is skyrocketing, but installations are often not profitable. Explore why individuals still buy batteries, for which households they are useful, and how valuing greenness helped this technology grow.
Aging energy systems of Philadelphia's affordable multi-family homes contribute to pervasive energy insecurity. This digest explores using and tailoring the existing financing mechanism, C-PACE, for upgrades that lower utility expenditures of residents in affordable multi-family buildings.
Over the past decade, governments have finally started to combat climate change through policy interventions, but a constant fear has been how the economy and the markets will react to any new legislation. To what degree are such concerns warranted?
Carbon offsets are increasingly becoming a strategy to reduce environmental impacts, but providers of credits will need to ensure quality, appropriate funding, and cooperation with local institutions.
Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Arthur van Benthem is an expert in environmental and energy economics, exploring the economic efficiency of energy policy. He is a faculty fellow at the Kleinman Center and an associate professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at Wharton.