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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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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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Five takeaways from the landmark Virginia Solar Survey

Virginia Mercury

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Virginia Paid Family and Medical Leave Study

Terry Rephann

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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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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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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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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.

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Net-zero emissions by 2050 are achievable, affordable in VA

In this opinion piece, Bill Shobe, director of the UVA Energy Transition Initiative, explains that "we can use renewables, energy storage and improved efficiency to reenergize Virginia's economy as we help reduce the harmful effects of global warming."

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Decarbonizing Virginia's Economy

This report explores four strategies for decarbonizing Virginia by 2050: efficiency in energy use, eliminating fossil fuels from electricity generation, electrifying transportation services and building energy use, and capturing and sequestering remaining CO2 emissions.