Dr. Peter Meyer is the President and Chief Economist of EP Systems Group. Meyer is Professor Emeritus of Urban Policy and Economics at the University of Louisville, where he founded and directed a Center for Environmental Policy and Management and the EPA Region 4 Environmental Finance Center. In 2017, Meyer resigned from his position on the EPA advisory council in protest of budget cuts and the environmental policy of the Trump Administration.
He served as Director of the Local Economic Development Assistance Center for The Pennsylvania State University, 1978-1987, after helping to found the first undergraduate program in Community Development in 1968.He is an alumnus of Swarthmore College and received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
A specialist in community and local economic development and public policy evaluation, Dr. Meyer is currently supporting the design of financing schemes for energy efficiency and conservation programs, primarily for public sector clients. He has also been evaluating transportation investment proposals for their economic impacts, especially their distributive effects across residents with respect to their location and income levels.
As well, he has been engaged in brownfield redevelopment research (primarily with respect to risk management, financing, and insurance), and related environmental and economic development work since 1993. Meyer has written extensively on contaminated land redevelopment policy and practices in the United States and the European Union, collaborating with colleagues in Britain, Germany, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands. While his first work on local government energy conservation planning dates to the 1970s, he has shifted his attention to the economics of conversion to lower carbon intensities in national economies. In addition to his research and consultation activities in the US and overseas, Dr. Meyer has also participated in the design and development of informational websites, looking to provide the widest possible access to informational sources and the results of his research efforts.
Dr. Meyer served as an Expert Witness to the U.S. EPA Environmental Finance Advisory Board from 1993 to 2010. Currently, he serves the agency as a member of its Board of Scientific Counselors Sustainable and Healthy Communities Subcommittee. He recently was engaged in providing financial management technical assistance to recipients of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants and State Energy Program awards from the U., S. Department of Energy. He previously managed <www.ClimateChangeEcon.net> as part of an ongoing program to educate policymakers and the public about the economics of energy consumption and climate change.
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