• British Columbia’s Carbon Tax 7 Years Post Implementation: Has the “Textbook” Policy Delivered on Its Promise?

    A new working paper by the Nicholas Institute & uOttawa’s Institute of the Environment & Sustainable Prosperity is the first to broadly gauge the tax’s performance across four key dimensions: emissions, economy, equity, & public acceptance.

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  • Assessing the Economic Contribution of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services in the Sargasso Sea

    This report provides a variety of measures of the Sargasso Sea's economic value and impact, especially net and gross revenues associated with ecosystem services supported by the sea.

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  • October 22 Forum: Leadership in a Time of Rapid Change

    The Nicholas Institute will host a daylong forum—in honor of its 10th anniversary—to assess how we can harness big data, cutting-edge technologies, and adaptation research to create scientific, interdisciplinary approaches to accelerating changes in the world.

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  • Study on Clean Power Plan Looks at Options for States

    With the right policy choices, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan can be flexible and cost-effective for states, according to a new study by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. The working paper outlines the tradeoffs of three policy options. 

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  • Celebrating 10 Years of Environmental Policy Impact

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

    Follow our story: #NIEPS10

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  • The Environmental and Economic Effects of Regional Bioenergy Policy in the Southeastern U.S.

    The unique generation, landownership, and resource attributes of the southeastern United States make the region an important test bed for... Read More
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    This report, which was revised April 2015, provides a variety of measures of the Sargasso Sea’s economic value and impact, especially net and gross... Read More
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