The Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) is a non-profit academic and research center of the USD School of Law that studies energy policy issues affecting the San Diego region and California. EPIC integrates research and analysis, law school study, and public education, and serves as a source of legal and policy expertise and information in the development of sustainable solutions that meet our future energy needs.


EPIC's mission is to:

  • Educate the public and public officials concerning energy issues and policies;
  • Provide law school courses in the subject matter, including those for law training by current practitioners, and allowing use of law students to conduct research for the benefit and progress of the program; and,
  • Research and issue detailed empirical and analytical reports on energy trends, policy options and implications to inform public decision makers.


Energy Policy Initiatives Center
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 260-4589
Fax: (619) 260-4753