Health care sector decarbonization to accelerate in 2023
"Major health care institutions are publicly recognizing both the impact health care sector carbon emissions have on our environment and global health, and the need to do something about it."
The Economic Impact of the Agriculture and Forest Industries in Virginia
This study examines the economic impact of Virginia’s agriculture and forest industries in 2021. It updates a study published in 2017 and retains methodological features of that study.
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.
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.
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.
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
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."
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.
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.
Flood Resilience Assistance for Virginia Communities
Significant funds are now available to support regions and localities across Virginia in reducing the impacts of flooding.
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.
Emerging Issues in Decentralized Resource Governance
This paper is a review of some current issues in the field of environmental federalism.