• RGGI Trading Program Linked to Significant Emissions Reductions

    The emissions trading program in the northeastern U.S. to limit carbon dioxide emissions from the electric power sector is responsible for about half the region’s emissions reductions – an amount far greater than reductions achieved in the rest of the country, according to a new Energy Economics study. 

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  • Nature and People: How Can the US Federal Government Put Them Together?

    A new report by the National Ecosystem Services Partnership provides recommendations on best practices for ecosystem services assessments in federal decision making, including a minimum assessment standard.

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  • Agenda for October 22 Forum Now Available

    The draft agenda for "Leadership in a Time of Rapid Change: Envisioning Solutions to Environmental Challenges" is available. The forum will feature speakers who will assess how we can harness big data and cutting-edge technologies to create science-based, interdisciplinary approaches attuned to accelerating and dynamic change in our world.

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  • Researcher Named to Prestigious Environmental Board

    The Nicholas Institute's own Lydia Olander was sworn in to serve a three-year term with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board.

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  • Celebrating 10 Years of Environmental Policy Impact

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

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    The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a consortium of northeastern U.S. states that limit carbon dioxide emissions from electricity... Read More
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