The Nicholas Institute's Linwood Pendleton and Megan Jungwiwattanaporn organized two afternoon talks at the 6th Annual International Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference on blue carbon and the use of ecosystem services in marine management and policy.
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State Utility Regulation and the Clean Air Act
Issues in Marine Protection, Management
Spatial management of marine areas continues to expand around the world as a viable means of reducing human impacts on marine ecosystems. A new policy brief explores challenges to the design and implementation of marine managed areas and identifies the issues that can be addressed through better cooperation and dialogue among key institutions and individuals.
Staff Teaching Fall Courses
Educating the next generation of environmental leaders is one of the many ways the Nicholas Institute bridges the gap between research and policy. This fall, staff members are aiding in this mission by teaching Duke courses focused on energy, law, environmental policy and statistics.
World Bank and the Role of Coal
The Nicholas Institute's Billy Pizer and the Center on Global Development's Scott Morristhink through when the World Bank should and shouldn't fund coal. The bottom line: "The bank should be ambitious in working toward clean energy approaches in its development strategies, but it would be a mistake to definitively rule out coal in all circumstances."
Obama Timeline for EPA Rules "Doable"
Nicholas Institute Director Tim Profeta discusses Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan, in which the president called for greenhouse gas regulations for new and existing power plants, in this Q&A with Argus Media.
A new Environmental and Energy Economics Working Paper Series analysis evaluates the effectiveness of energy efficiency labels in guiding household decisions. Using a choice experiment with alternative labels, the authors find that simple information on the economic value of saving energy is the most important element guiding more cost-efficient investments in appliance energy efficiency; information on physical energy use and carbon emissions has no significant additional value.
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