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Some news on environmental issues around the globe collected for your convenience:

  • France reduces share of nuclear power in its electricity mix to 50% by 2035 from around 75% now, and instead increases the share of renewables. Plans to build new nuclear plants are on hold. (
  • This is to all US voters: Republican government keeps on dismanteling/destroying your national parks. If you want to avoid this vote for the Democrats. (
  • Climate change impacts mountain stability all over the Alps, la Meije, similar problems with Cengalo, Grandes Jorasses and many more. (
  • And Luxembourg is the first country that makes national travel on busses and trains completely free. Is this going to be a game changer for Luxembourg? Definitely not, because public transport was already so heavily subsidized that one could travel throughout the whole country with bus and train for 2.50€. But at least it shows that the country has good intentions. (

Here are some interesting news to catch up on:


And finally: Real cost of rail travel has substantially increased in EU since 2005 while passenger car costs have decreased. That does not look like a sustainable transition to me. EU policy should react firmly.



Interesting papers:


Conference announcements:

As usual you can find the important dates in the calendar on the right

  • 6th FAERE workshop on the economics of green innovation is now available (see the attachment). MINES ParisTech (Paris, France) on 5-6 December 2016. You can obviously participate without presenting a paper. There is no registration fee, but you need to register by sending an e-mail to
  • 10th Belgium Environmental Economics Day (BEED 2017), February 24 2017, KU Leuven, Campus Brussels. submission deadline: January 7th 2017, send email to
  • 5th International Symposium on Environment and Energy Finance Issues, Paris, 22-23 May 2017; deadline for paper submission 5th March 2017 Eric Strobl, Cees Withagen and myself organize the environmental economics part of this conference
  • The Institut D’Economie Industrielle (IDEI) and Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) are pleased to launch the Call for papers for the 11th Conference onThe Economics of Energy and Climate Change” in Toulouse on June 6-7, 2017. Submission deadline: January  22,  2017
  • 23rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and
    Resource Economists EAERE, Athens, 28 June – 01 July 2017, Papers should be submitted here. The deadline for paper submissions is 31 January 2017. Paper submitters will be notified as to the outcome of the peer review process on 30 March 2017
  • 8th International Research Meeting in Business and Management, Nice, 5-6 July 2017; deadline for paper submission 15 April 2017. Eric Strobl, Cees Withagen and myself we will organize the environmental economics subconference
  • For those who have missed the recent Sustainability workshop in Rouen, here is a video of the presentations:
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