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In the news:
- And she is green: US citizens, get to know your next president’s climate and energy strategy
- Oh yes they should: UN suggests that Governments Should Study Worst-Case Warming
- Need to increase annual new renewable installation by factor 6 to go 100% green http://go.shr.lc/1VSgqt0
- The early retirement of baseload power plants precedes the need for power storage.
- After dropping out from Hinkley Point C it seems likely that China has foregone its chance to export its nuclear industry internationally. Plus, there are still safety fears and doubts about costs
- Renewable energy versus nuclear: dispelling the myths
- Misleading Talk about Decoupling CO2 Emissions and Economic Growth by Robert Stavins
- Is Green Growth Relevant for Poor Economies?, Edward Barbier, Resource and Energy Economics
- – Green growth must account for natural resource use and poverty in poor countries.
- – This includes resource dependency and geographical poverty traps.
- – Otherwise, green growth may not lead to poverty alleviation and development.
- – This requires policies targeted at alleviating these structural imbalances.
- Measuring the Stringency of Environmental Regulations, Claire Brunel and Arik Levinson, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy
Do environmental regulations discourage investment, reduce labor demand, or alter patterns of international trade? To answer these important policy questions, we need ways to measure the stringency of environmental regulations empirically. While creating measures of stringency is often characterized as a data collection challenge, we identify four fundamental conceptual obstacles to evaluating these measures: multidimensionality, simultaneity, industrial composition, and capital vintage. We then describe recent approaches used by researchers to measure the stringency of environmental regulations, primarily in the United States, and evaluate their success in light of these obstacles. We find that few approaches come close to being the ideal—a theoretically motivated, tractable, single measure that captures environmental regulatory stringency empirically.
Conference and seminar annoucements:
- 2nd Latin American Conference on Environmental Conflicts, September 12-16, 2016 in San José, Costa Rica
- RGS/RWI Workshop on the Economics of Migration, 23-24th September 2016, in Essen, Germany (there’ll be at least one environmental economics paper on migration, hopefully…)
- Research associate (100%) in natural resource governance, agri-environmental policy analysis and commons research at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
- FEEM supports Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship applications