Kevin Novan joined the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department at UC Davis in 2012. His research interests are in the fields of energy and environmental economics, focusing primarily on questions surrounding the design and implementation of policies targeted towards the electricity sector. Recent work quantifies the impact of renewable electricity on pollution, examines the social costs and benefits of storing electricity, and evaluates the energy and pollution savings provided by residential energy efficiency investments. He holds a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Western Washington University and a Ph.D. in economics from UC San Diego.