Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2020

Department 1

Public Policy


The very nature of environmental policy permeates all areas of society; climate change, in its essence, is inherently a public dilemma. Thus, strategies to address and mitigate the adverse effects of the climate crisis, whether originating from governmental actors or private corporations, must consider and account for the many stakeholders who stand to be impacted by its far-reaching policy. For a company such as PSEG to implement effective climate policy, it is required that they develop, maintain, and leverage relationships with multiple stakeholders at the municipal, county, state, and federal levels, as well as promote a positive reputation among its ratepayers (who possess a valuable double function as both customers for the utility and as constituents for local politicians). Hence, the complexity belonging to environmental policy combined with the essential services provided by an energy company, constitute a fascinating lens through which to analyze the influence of a policy environment on the policy cycle.


Written for Public Policy 470: Individual Study

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