• Key Points to Look for in the Final Clean Power Plan Rule

    In June 2014, the EPA issued its Clean Power Plan rule, developed to reduce CO2 emissions from the nation’s fleet of existing electric generating units. A new Nicholas Institute policy brief identifies and explains potential changes that could affect state implementation choices in the final rule, due out soon.

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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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  • Water and Big Data: 21st Century Solution to 21st Century Droughts

    In the Contra Costa Times, the Nicholas Institute's Lauren Patterson and Martin Doyle write that California should be taking the lead in water management—much like it's led on climate issues—by using smart water metering, sensors and data analytics for utilities.

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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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  • EPA Clean Power Plan reenergizes the US climate policy debate

    For the first time this summer, the nation’s power plants will face limits on CO2 emissions. Understanding the structure and potential impacts of the Clean Power Plan requires some context, which the Nicholas Institute's Jonas Monast discusses in The Conversation.

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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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  • Preparing for CO2 Regulations for Existing Power Plants: Key Points to Look for in the Final Clean Power Plan Rule

    In June 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its Clean Power Plan rule, developed pursuant to section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act... Read More
  • Financing Land Use Mitigation: A Practical Guide for Decision-Makers

    This report, produced as part of a U.S. Department of State-funded project by Winrock International, serves as a practical guide for those seeking... Read More
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