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Energy and Sustainability

The Energy and Sustainability Program



Review Essay


"Governing the Sustainable City"


New and Ongoing Projects


The Integrated City Sustainability Survey Database (ICSD)
This project builds the first truly comprehensive data set of U.S. municipal government sustainability programs by combining seven independent data collection efforts


Informed Principals and Learning Agents (IP-LA)
This project examines EECBG grant implementation to investigate how intergovernmental energy/climate policy grants shape agents' preferences so that the agents' choices will be influenced beyond the lifespan of a grant program.




Bae, Jungah. 2012. Green Governance Innovation: The Institutional Political Market for Energy Sustainable Communities (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.


Park, Sang Chul. 2012. Sustainability, smart growth and the improvement of public health: Regarding healthy urban governance and physical environment (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.


Yi, Hongtao. Policy Networks, Environmental Impacts and Economic Consequences of Clean Energy in the U.S.: A Federal, State and Local Investigation (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.


Chen, Ssu-Hsien. 2011. Interlocal Collaboration on Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Climate Change Issues (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.


Ha, Hyunsang. 2011. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ENERGY BASED GREEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.


Lee, Sejin. 2011. Environmental Local Public Goods:Open Space Preservation and Multi-Level Analysis (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.


Dasse, Carl Michael. 2004. Understanding Collaborative Natural Resource Management Programs and Institutions (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.




Papers and Publications



Kwon, M., Feiock, R. & Jang, H. 2015. " Climate Protection and Energy Sustainability Policy in California Cities: What Have We Learned?," Journal of Urban Affairs forthcoming.


Krause, Feiock, R. & Hawkins. C. 2014. "The Administrative Organization of Sustainability within Local Government," Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory doi:10.1093/jopart/muu032.


Yi, Hongtao. & Feiock, Richard C. 2014. "Renewable Energy Politics: Policy Typologies, Policy Tools and State Deployment of Renewables," Policy Studies Journal 42(3), 391-415.


Feiock, R., Krause R. & Hawkins, C. 2014. "The Integrated City Sustainability Database," Urban Affairs Review 50 (4), 577 589.


Feiock, R., Portney, K. E., Bae, J., & Berry, J. M. 2014. " Governing Local Sustainability: Agency Venues and Business Group Access," Urban Affairs Review 50 (2) 157-79.


Bae, J. & Feiock, R. 2013. " Forms of Government and Climate Change Policies in U.S. Cities," Urban Studies 50(4), 776788.


Outka, U. & Feiock, R. 2012. " Local Promise for Climate Mitigation: An Empirical Assessment," William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review36(3), 635-70.


Yi, H. & Feiock, R. 2012. " Policy Tool Interactions and the Adoption of State Renewable Portfolio Standards," Review of Policy Research29(2), 193-206.


Lubell, M., Feiock, R. & Handy, S. 2009. " City Adoption of Environmentally Sustainable Policies in California's Central Valley," Journal of the American Planning Association75(3), 293-308.


Feiock, R. & Kalan, L. 2001. "Assessing the Performance of Solid Waste Recycling Programs Over Time," American Review of Public Administration 31(1), 22-32.


Feiock, R. & Stream, C. 2001. " Environmental Protection and Economic Development: A False Tradeoff?," Public Administration Review 61(May/June), 272-280.