• 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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  • Reservoir Sedimentation and Storage Capacity in the United States: Management Needs for the 21st Century

    The United States federal government invested significant resources to build dams in the mid-twentieth century to increase water storage capacity... Read More
  • Regulating existing power plants under the U.S. Clean Air Act: Present and Future Consequences of Key Design Choices

    In June 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rules to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil... Read More
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