• Study Defines Common Elements Approach for Market-Based Emissions Trading

    A new policy brief by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions offers a compliance pathway that allows states to realize the advantages of multistate and market-based solutions under the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan, without mandating either strategy.

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  • 10-Year Anniversary

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

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  • Innovating for a Sustainable and Resilient Water Future

    A new report from the Nicholas Institute and the Aspen Institute identifies five near-term priorities to address the need for infrastructure upgrades and resilience building in U.S. water systems given climate change, population growth, new contaminants, and financial constraints.

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  • Implications of the Clean Power Plan for North Carolina Electricity Generation

    A new Nicholas Institute report says that to achieve Clean Power Plan targets, North Carolina will increasingly shift from coal-fired to natural gas-fired electricity generation, incurring a modest rise in resource costs but creating a potentially significant revenue stream.

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  • Region-wide Renewable Portfolio Standard Is Modeled

    Several attributes of the southeastern United States make it an important test bed for novel renewable energy policy interventions. A Nicholas Institute paper evaluates the environmental and economic implications of a hypothetical region-wide renewable portfolio standard with biomass carve-outs.

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  • Environmental and Economic Implications of Regional Bioenergy Policy

    The unique generation, landownership, and resource attributes of the southeastern United States make the region a ripe and important test bed for... Read More
  • Exploring the Determinants of Emerging Bioenergy Market Participation

    Individual biomass producers will play a strong role in the emergence of robust and sustainable bioenergy markets. Substantial, but fragmented... Read More
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  • Libertarian Proposes Climate Swap -- Get Rid of Clean Power Plan and Enact Carbon Tax Instead ($)

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  • Coal-Heavy States Explore Carbon-Cutting Options with Support from National Governors Association ($)

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  • Spring 2015 Seminar Series: Itay Fishhendler

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  • Spring 2015 Seminar Series: Jim Rogers

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    Supreme Court Reviews EPA’s Power Plant Mercury Rule; Decision Due in June
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    McCarthy: States Must Comply with Clean Power Plan

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