• Guidebook to Launch at National Conference

    A new online guidebook describing how an ecosystem services approach to planning and management can be useful for federal resource managers will be unveiled at the A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference in December. It provides a framework and methodology for ensuring consistent and credible application of ecosystem services concepts.

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  • Annual Report Released

    At the heart of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions' mission is one clear objective: shaping policy making by educating decision makers and organizations about their choices. Our Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report showcases tools we are creating to improve decision making and effect positive change now and potentially decades into the future.

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  • Murray Earns Prestigious Fulbright Award

    The Nicholas Institute's Brian Murray is the recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair Award in Environment and Economy. Through Fulbright Canada, he will spend the spring 2015 semester at the University of Ottawa researching carbon pricing systems.

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  • Reports Examine Using the Clean Air Act to Regulate Petroleum Refinery Emissions

    A new policy brief and companion working paper examine the extent to which some of the policies for regulating carbon emissions from electric generating units might be translatable to a greenhouse gas performance standard for petroleum refineries. 

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  • Project Looks at Distributed Solar Generation

    Rooftop solar prices have dropped precipitously over the past few years, making renewable energy more accessible at the household level. A new Bass Connections project will aid Duke in achieving target emissions reductions through the creation of a program that empowers employees to utilize rooftop solar. 

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  • Conditional Water Rights in the Western United States: Introducing Uncertainty to Prior Appropriation?

    In the prior-appropriation water rights regimes that prevail in the arid western United States, claims to annually variable surface water flows are... Read More
  • Regulating Existing Power Plants under the Clean Air Act: Present and Future Consequences of Key Design Choices

    In June 2014, the EPA released its proposal for rules to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants, triggering... Read More
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  • A Global Carbon Tax or Cap-and-Trade? Part 1: The Economic Arguments

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  • EPA Struggles to Account for Cross-State Emissions Reductions in Power Plant Rule

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  • NGA Workshops for Governors' Energy Advisors: Readying States for New Greenhouse Gas Rules in the Electricity Sector

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  • Fall 2014 Seminar Series: Phil Duffy

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    The Cost of Fixing Climate Change
  • September 11, 2014
    U.N. Report: Carbon Dioxide Levels at Record Highs

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