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    Nicholas Institute Uniquely Positioned to Help Ocean and Coastal Policy Makers

    John Virdin, new Ocean and Coastal Policy Program director at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, explains why the Nicholas Institute is well positioned to help policy makers address better management of ocean and coastal resources.

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  • 10-Year Anniversary

    Tim Profeta announces Nicholas Institute retrospective: Ten Years of Environmental Policy Impact

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  • Innovating for a Sustainable and Resilient Water Future

    A new report from the Nicholas Institute and the Aspen Institute identifies five near-term priorities to address the need for infrastructure upgrades and resilience building in U.S. water systems given climate change, population growth, new contaminants, and financial constraints.

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  • Implications of the Clean Power Plan for North Carolina Electricity Generation

    A new Nicholas Institute report says that to achieve Clean Power Plan targets, North Carolina will increasingly shift from coal-fired to natural gas-fired electricity generation, incurring a modest rise in resource costs but creating a potentially significant revenue stream.

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  • Region-wide Renewable Portfolio Standard Is Modeled

    Several attributes of the southeastern United States make it an important test bed for novel renewable energy policy interventions. A Nicholas Institute paper evaluates the environmental and economic implications of a hypothetical region-wide renewable portfolio standard with biomass carve-outs.

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  • Model Aids Analysis of Energy, Emissions, & Other Policies

    Two new papers describe the structure and data sources of the Nicholas Institute’s Dynamic Integrated Economy / Energy / Emissions Model used to examine policies related to the economy, energy, or greenhouse gas emissions as well as the macroeconomic impacts of policies affecting electricity generation.

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  • Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services Guidebook Launched

    A new online guidebook describes how an ecosystem services approach to planning and management can be useful for federal resource managers and provides a framework and methodology for ensuring consistent and credible application of ecosystem services concepts.

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  • Stakeholder Experience with Voluntary Conservation Measures under the Endangered Species Act

    On September 26, 2014, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, with funding from the Oak Ridge Associated... Read More
  • Implications of Clean Air Act Section 111(d) Compliance for North Carolina

    Since the mid-2000s, North Carolina has increased natural gas generation, reduced coal dependence, established a renewable energy and energy... Read More
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  • Renowned Scholar Jim Salzman to Join UCLA Law, UCSB Bren School Faculties

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  • Power Trip: N.C. State's Pulstar Reactor and Advanced Energy's Raleigh Facilities

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