GPI launches Energy Choice Simulator

| May 31, 2010
Researchers at the Great Plains Institute and the University of Minnesota created an online tool to study the impacts of policy options on the Midwestern economy. Users of the Energy Choice Simulator can "test drive" energy policies and study their effects on the region's energy production, state government budgets and greenhouse gas emissions, according to GPI.

The ECS can model policy options such as incentives for renewable energy and carbon capture, low-carbon fuel standards, cap and trade, and moratoriums on polluting technologies. The online user interface is free and available to the public for constructing scenarios, changing data assumptions or performing new experiments. Learn more at