Gregory F. Nemet
Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Environmental Studies
Office: 209 Observatory Hill Office Building
La Follette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin - Madison
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Gregory Nemet is an associate professor at the University of
Wisconsin–Madison in the La Follette School of Public Affairs
and the Nelson Institute's Center for Sustainability
and the Global Environment. He is also chair of the Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) certificate program
His research and teaching focus on improving analysis of the
global energy system and, more generally, on understanding how
to expand access to energy services while reducing
environmental impacts. He teaches courses in energy
systems analysis, governance of global energy problems, and
international environmental policy.
research analyzes the process of technological change in
energy and its interactions with public policy. These
projects fall in two areas: (1) empirical analysis
identifying the influences on past technological change
and (2) modeling of the effects of policy instruments on
future technological outcomes. The first includes
assessment of public policy, research and development
(R&D), learning by doing, and knowledge
spillovers. An example of the second is work informing
allocation between R&D and demand-side policy
instruments to address climate change.
He has been a contributor to the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Global
Energy Assessment. He received his
doctorate in energy and resources from the University of
California, Berkeley. His A.B. is in geography and economics
from Dartmouth College.
Recent journal articles
Plachinski, S., T. Holloway, P. Meier, G.F. Nemet, A. Rrushaj, J.Oberman, P.Duran, C.Voigt “Quantifying the Air Quality Co-benefits of Lower-Carbon Electricity Production.” In press at Atmospheric Environment.
- Nemet, G.F., P. Braden, E. Cubero, and B. Rimal. “Four decades of multi-year targets in energy policy: aspirations or credible commitments?” In press at Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment.
- Anadon, L.D., G.F. Nemet, and E.Verdolini. (2013) “The future costs of nuclear power using multiple expert elicitations: effects of RD&D and elicitation design.” Environmental Research Letters, 8(3): 034020.
Nemet, G.F., E. Baker, and K. Jenni (2013) “Modeling the future costs of carbon capture using experts’ elicited probabilities under policy scenarios.” Energy, 56: 218–228.
Jenni, K., E. Baker, and G.F. Nemet (2013) “Expert Elicitations of Energy Penalties for Carbon Capture Technologies.” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 12: 136–145.
- Altwies, J. and G.F. Nemet (2013) “Innovation in the U.S. building sector: an assessment of patent citations in building energy control technology.” Energy Policy, 52(1): 819–831.
- Nemet, G.F. (2012) “Inter-technology knowledge spillovers for energy technologies.” Energy Economics, 34(5): 1259–1270 [preprint].
Wilson, C., A. Grubler, K.S. Gallagher, and G.F. Nemet (2012) “Marginalization of end-use technologies in energy innovation for climate protection.” Nature Climate Change, 2(11): 780–788.
G.F. (2012) “Subsidies for new technologies and
knowledge spillovers from learning by doing.” Journal of Policy
Analysis and Management, 31(3). [preprint]
- Gallagher, K.S.,
A. Grubler, L. Kuhl, G.F. Nemet,
and C. Wilson (2012)
“The Energy Technology Innovation System” Annual Review of
Environment and Resources, 37(1): 137–162.
G.F. and E. Johnson (2012) “Do important
inventions benefit from knowledge originating in other
technological domains?” Research Policy,
41(1): 190–200. [preprint]
G.F. and A.R. Brandt. (2012) “Willingness to
pay for a climate backstop: liquid fuel producers and
direct CO2 air capture” The Energy Journal,
33(1): 53–82. [preprint]
- PA 873 Policy Analysis: spring 2014
- PA 866 Global Environmental Governance: spring 2014, spring 2013, spring 2012, spring 2010, spring 2009, spring 2008
- PA 809 Introduction to Energy Analysis and Policy: fall 2013, fall 2012, fall 2011, fall 2010,
- Envir St 900 Seminar: Governance of Global Energy
Problems: fall 2010, fall