• Register for Event Focused on EPA Power Plant Rule

    The broad economic, environmental, and societal implications of the EPA's proposed regulation for existing power plants will be discussed July 14 in Washington, D.C. Co-sponsored by the Nicholas Institute and the Environmental Law Institute, the event will explore the significant regulatory undertaking in an interactive format.

  • Reports Examine Using the Clean Air Act to Regulate Petroleum Refinery Emissions

    A new policy brief and companion working paper examine the extent to which some of the policies for regulating carbon emissions from electric generating units might be translatable to a greenhouse gas performance standard for petroleum refineries. 

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  • GHG Mitigation Opportunities for California Agriculture

    As part of California's effort to reduce global warming, the state agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. With California's release of a scoping plan that spells out priorities for the next five years, a new report series details possible greenhouse gas reduction strategies in the state's agricultural sector.

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  • Project Looks at Distributed Solar Generation

    Rooftop solar prices have dropped precipitously over the past few years, making renewable energy more accessible at the household level. A new Bass Connections project will aid Duke in achieving target emissions reductions through the creation of a program that empowers employees to utilize rooftop solar. 

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  • The Effect of Non-Fluoride Factors on Risk of Dental Fluorosis

    In a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment authors find flouride to be strongly associated with dental fluorosis in a sample of over 1000 individuals living in several rural communities in the Ethiopia. 

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  • Regulating Existing Power Plants under the Clean Air Act: Present and Future Consequences of Key Design Choices

    In June 2014, the EPA released its proposal for rules to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants, triggering... Read More
  • Mangrove Ecosystem Services Valuation: State of the Literature

    A growing body of literature provides estimates of ecosystem services values derived from mangroves. If this literature is to be useful in decision... Read More
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  • Power Trip: Duke University Chilled Water Plant

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  • The Decline of Greenhouse Emissions in RGGI States: Can Cooperation Solve Climate Change?

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    Obama May Use Executive Power to Forge International Climate Change Deal as U.N. Draft Report Paints Stark Climate Picture
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    Court Ruling Could Affect Nation’s Electric Grid

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