Tagged with Regulation

The Low but Uncertain Measured Benefits of US Water Quality Policy

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (March 19, 2019, v116, pp5262-5269; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1802870115, published ahead of print October 8, 2018) / by David A. Keiser, Catherine L. Kling, and Joseph S. Shapirod https://www.pnas.org/content/116/12/5262 [Abstract] US investment to decrease pollution in rivers, lakes, and other surface waters has exceeded $1.9 trillion since 1960, and has also … Continue reading

Price of Climate Deregulation: Adding Up the Costs and Benefits of Federal Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards

Columbia Univ., Sabin Center for Climate Change Law / by Nadra Rahman and Jessica Wentz [website] http://bit.ly/2hLoNdd [report] http://bit.ly/2vHo8Pl [abstract] Federal climate regulations are currently under attack, in part due to the perception that these regulations will impose excessive costs on regulated industries and society as a whole. But according to federal projections, the benefits of these regulations … Continue reading

Regulation and Markets: Ideas for Solving the Identity Crisis

Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer / by Tony Clark http://www.energycentral.com/c/um/regulation-and-markets-ideas-solving-identity-crisis [Energy Wire, sub. req’d] A former member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is warning states not to meddle in electricity markets by trying to pick winners insofar as how power is generated. Tony Clark, a Republican who served on FERC until the end of September 2016, released … Continue reading

Bounded Regulation: How the Clean Power Plan Conforms to Statutory Limits on EPA’s Authority

Institute for Policy Integrity / by Richard L. Revesz, et al. http://policyintegrity.org/files/publications/Bounded_Regulation_Policy_Brief.pdf [Politico’s Morning Energy] EPA followed eight distinct requirements or constraints listed under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act when it crafted the Clean Power Plan, a trio from the New York University School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity write in a … Continue reading

Washington State Proposed Rule to Cap Carbon Emissions from Industrial Sources

Washington State Dept. of Ecology http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/rules/wac173442/1510docs.html [AP] Washington state regulators on Wednesday unveiled an updated plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large polluters, the latest attempt by Gov. Jay Inslee to push ahead with a binding cap on carbon emissions after struggling to win approval from legislators… Washington’s proposed rule requires large industrial emitters to … Continue reading

Environmental Policy Design, Innovation And Efficiency Gains In Electricity Generation

OECD / by Nick Johnstone, et al. http://bit.ly/1q82ey9 This paper explores the relationship between environmental regulation, innovation, and competitiveness, drawing upon a unique dataset on environmental regulations directed at combustion plants, a global dataset of power plants, and a global dataset of ‘environmental’ patents. The analysis is conducted in two stages. First, a nonparametric frontier … Continue reading