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This study evaluates the economic contribution that Carilion Clinic makes to the state, its service region and individual service areas where it operates. The study has two components. The first part examines the economic contribution that results from clinic-related spending using IMPLAN input-output models. This contribution includes the economic activity stimulated by clinic payroll and procurement of supplies and services.
From Zero to Hero?: Why Integrated Assessment Modeling of Negative Emissions Technologies Is Hard and How We Can Do Better
Climate change mitigation strategies informed by Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) increasingly rely on major deployments of negative emissions technologies (NETs) to achieve global climate targets. This article points to the need for better representation of NETs in IAMs to support better decisions about the future deployment of NETs.