• Vogtle Unit 3 liquid processing tanks inside the reactor building. Image from USNRC.
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    Economics of Nuclear Power

    As Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions Director Tim Profeta writes in The Conversation, if nuclear power is to be part of a U.S. climate change strategy over the next century, policymakers must address its increasingly precarious economics.

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    Energy Access Project Kickoff Event

    Please join us for the launch of the Energy Access Project 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23, in Washington, D.C. Jim Rogers, former CEO and chairman of the board for electric utility Duke Energy, will deliver the keynote address. Follow the event at #EAPLaunch

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  • The Source by Martin Doyle
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    Doyle Pens Book

    The Nicholas Institute's Martin Doyle's new book tells the story of America's rivers. Serving as integral trade routes, borders, passageways, sewers, and sinks, rivers have been at the center of arguments over federalism, sovereignty and property rights, taxation, regulation, conservation, and development.

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  • US Electrical Grid (image from Wikimedia Commons)
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    FERC's Resilience Order

    The Nicholas Institute's Kate Konschnik and Brian Murray write in Utility Dive that determining whether resilience is a stand-alone concept or just a component of reliability has real world implications, including whether it requires its own novel mechanisms and market interventions.

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    Grant to Aid Work on Gulf Ecosystem Restoration

    A team of researchers led by our own Lydia Olander has received $1.3 million to develop a common framework and set of indicators that unifies comprehensive reporting on the progress and effectiveness of Gulf of Mexico ecosystem restoration.

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  • Understanding China's new carbon market policy
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    China's New National Carbon Market

    Not all cap-and-trade programs are made alike, and China's differs from those in the United States and Europe in some significant respects. A new Nicholas Institute working paper explains the design of China's new carbon market, contrasts it with western markets, and highlights possible implications.

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