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.
The study consists of three sections. The first section provides a brief description of the history, development, and important features of VTC. The second section describes various ways in which VTC affects the state and local economies. The third section describes the results of the economic impact analysis.
This study, which is the third since 2009, examines the effect of the public higher education sector on Virginia’s economy. It provides a full accounting of the current flow of economic activity in Virginia that can be directly tied to the spending, educational activities, and research commercialization of publicly supported institutions of higher education.
This paper uses laboratory experiments to compare the performance of a quantity collar like the one under consideration by the EC with the types of price floors and caps that have been implemented in US regional cap-and-trade programs. We assess how the different policy instruments affect production, net social surplus, and the variation of market price from optimal levels. The attached pdf is a working paper from 2015.