Events - Martin Ross
Ongoing Evolution of the Electricity Industry: Effects of Market Conditions and the Clean Power Plan on States
The Clean Power Plan aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. Assuming the rule survives judicial review, the Clean Power Plan is likely to intensify the electricity industry's already underway shift from coal-fired generation to natural gas and renewables generation.
Join the authors of a new Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions working paper for a webinar, 10 a.m. ET August 16. Lead author Martin Ross will discuss how the Nicholas Institute’s Dynamic Integrated Economy/Energy/Emissions Model was used to evaluate electricity industry trends and Clean Power Plan impacts on the U.S. generation mix, emissions, and industry costs. The analysis suggests that industry trends are likely to make Clean Power Plan compliance relatively inexpensive; cost increases are likely to be on the order of 0.1% to 1.0%. However, policy costs can vary substantially across states and may lead some of them to adopt a patchwork of policies that, although in their own best interests, could impose additional costs on neighboring states.
The Nicholas Institute's Brian Murray, Billy Pizer, and Martin Ross will be among the speakers on the panel "Equity and Models in Climate Policy: Looking Ahead," at the Climate Ethics and Economics Workshop March 4 at Duke's Fuqua School of Business. For more information, visit the event website.
The Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy in collaboration with SCRiM Network will host the conference, "Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change," at Duke University's School of Law May 27-28. Several Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions researchers will present during the conference.
Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions will host a webinar presentation of its energy and economic modeling results of Clean Power Plan (CPP) compliance pathways. Nicholas Institute Senior Research Economist Martin Ross will explain the Nicholas Institute's CPP modeling project and describe its in-house electricity dispatch model: the Dynamic Integrated Economy/Energy/Emissions Model. He will present findings related to
You are cordially invited to the fourth meeting of the Southeast Energy and Environmental Leadership Forum, hosted by Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. This gathering for state energy and environmental regulators in Nashville, Tennessee, January 29–30, 2015, will focus on implications of the Clean Power Plan for southeastern states.