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 Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions - November 5, 2014

Upcoming Events
November 8

Berkeley, California

9th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies


November 12

Durham, North Carolina

Duke University Energy Conference


December 8-12

Arlington, Virginia 


For information on other upcoming events, visit the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions website


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Registration Open for Next Power Trip

Each semester, the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Nicholas Institute co-host "Power Trips" to educate and engage students interested in energy use at Duke, neighboring universities, businesses, and other organizations. Our November 21 tour will take students to Raleigh to visit the EPA's facilities and to SAS, where we will learn about its energy analytics and software sand about its sustainability efforts. Registration is limited to students only. 


Duke Research Featured in New E-Book

The Nicholas Institute began investigating regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act nearly five years before such regulation became a reality. Now the creative yet credible thinking of the Nicholas Institute's Jonas Monast and Tim Profeta is reflected in a new ebook "Old Law, New Tricks: Using the Clean Air Act to Curb Climate Change." It features three articles from Duke University researchers. Each highlights the blend of scientific rigor and in-depth understanding of the policy and regulatory landscape that is both a requirement for producing workable policy and a hallmark of Duke research. 


Staff to Participate in Energy Conference

Register for the 6th annual Duke University Energy Conference, November 11-12. This annual student-led event, which focuses on global energy innovations, will feature Nicholas Institute Climate and Energy Program Director Jonas Monast moderating a panel on Trends in North American Power Markets and Advisory Board Member Jim Rogers providing the closing keynote address.

Register for ACES Guidebook Sessions

The National Ecosystem Services Partnership, a Nicholas Institute initiative, will launch the Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services Guidebook at the A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference (ACES) in Arlington, Virginia, December 8-12. The guidebook explains how an ecosystem services approach to planning and management can be useful for federal resource managers and provides an ecosystem services assessment framework designed to promote consistent and credible application of that approach. Sign up for a session to learn more about the guidebook from its creators at ACES. Registration deadlines are November 10. Also, attend the guidebook launch event at the conference December 10.


Paper Assesses Carbon-Pricing Options

Much of the focus of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been on the pursuit of policy mechanisms that will put a price on carbon. In the United States, such mechanisms have been established in several states and were the central feature of federal legislative proposals of the last decade. A new Nicholas Institute paper identifies and assesses options for establishing a price on carbon in the United States. 


Careers: Joint Faculty Position

Job openings at the Nicholas Institute provide opportunities for selected candidates to play a role in today's leading environmental debates. Current openings include a joint Nicholas Institute/Duke Law School faculty member.


The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions helps decision makers create timely, effective, and economically practical solutions to the world's critical environmental challenges.

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