• Water-Quality Trading Can Reduce River Pollution

    Allowing polluters to buy, sell, or trade water-quality credits could significantly reduce pollution in river basins and estuaries faster and at a lower cost than requiring the facilities to meet compliance costs on their own, a new Duke University-led study finds.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Paper Assesses Mangrove Valuation Data

    A new Nicholas Institute paper identifies gaps in data and knowledge regarding mangrove ecosystem services valuations and recommends ways that future research could advance understanding of mangrove ecology, ecosystem services valuation, and conservation.  

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  • Why Water Markets Are Not Quick Fixes for Droughts in the Western United States

    Because of the peculiar nature of water rights, we should look to market-based transactions as an economically efficient way to reallocate scarce... Read More
  • Assessing Carbon-Pricing Policy Options in the United States

    Much of the focus of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been on the pursuit of policy mechanisms that will put a price on carbon. In... Read More
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  • New Methods for Comparing Levels of Effort: A Side Event at COP20 in Lima

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    IEA Unveils World Energy Outlook 2014: Looking Ahead to 2040
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    U.S., China Reach Climate Deal

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