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Mountain community in SW Virginia

State Economic Impacts of Industrial Park Development: Evidence from Virginia’s Tobacco Region Megasite Program

The paper examines conditions that affect the economic and tax revenue impact potential of industrial parks and highlights remaining information gaps.

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Ferns

Shobe's article featured in Nature Climate Change

The premier science journal, Nature Climate Change, featured a recently published article by Bill Shobe, Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Studies.

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tree canopy

Price-Responsive Allowance Supply in Emissions Markets

Price-responsive supply can enhance the performance of real-world regulatory environments through an automatic adjustment mechanism that responds instantaneously to new information about abatement costs.

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Grain

The Effects of "Nonbinding" Price Floors

Price floors are a common form of policy intervention to bolster prices. In introductory economics textbooks, minimum wages
in labor markets and price supports in grain markets are often the most common examples. In either case, it is argued, (1) a floor

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Solar panels at sunset

Five takeaways from the landmark Virginia Solar Survey

"This week Weldon Cooper and the Virginia Department of Energy released the Virginia Solar Survey, the state’s first comprehensive roundup of what solar has been developed, where and how local governments have handled the projects."

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Mother and father in hospital with newborn

Virginia Paid Family and Medical Leave Study

This report presents results of an analysis for a prospective Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Big Stone Gap, Wise County

UVA helps vulnerable communities across Virginia

UVA Team partners with Lenowisco and Southside planning district commissions (PDCs) to assist with flood mitigation and planning efforts. 

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Floodplain on large river

Flood Resilience Assistance for Virginia Communities

Significant funds are now available to support regions and localities across Virginia in reducing the impacts of flooding.

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Utility-scale solar

Achieving Clean Electricity Generation by 2045

This paper explores potential strategies for achieving least-cost decarbonization by 2045, using Resources for the Future's electricity planning model.

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Emerging Issues in Decentralized Resource Governance

This paper is a review of some current issues in the field of environmental federalism.

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Carbon Capture Center

The Role of Direct Air Capture and Negative Emissions Technologies in the Shared Socioeconomic Pathway

We use the Global Change Analysis Model (GCAM) to understand the role of DACCS across all 5 SSPs for the below 2˚C and below 1.5˚C end-of-century warming goals. We assess DACCS deployment relative to other carbon capture methods, and its side effects for global energy, water, land systems.

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Farm

Food-Energy-Water Implications of Negative Emissions Technologies in a +1.5 °C Future

Scenarios for meeting ambitious climate targets rely on large-scale deployment of negative emissions technologies (NETs), including direct air capture (DAC). However, the tradeoffs between food, water and energy created by deploying different NETs are unclear.