How should PJM's capacity market handle state policies favoring certain types of power generation? After rejecting two PJM proposals, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proposed its own framework. PJM, states, and other stakeholders now have the opportunity to comment on and shape FERC's proposed replacement rule. Our own Jennifer Chen discusses the recent FERC order, the proposed replacement framework, and dissects what FERC might consider as they move forward. 
A new Nicholas Institute working paper analyzes the cost and geographic distribution of climate-smart agricultural and forestry practices that could address the U.S. Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization, which calls for the United States to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. It also offers policy recommendations to achieve deep greenhouse gas reductions. The working paper is the product of a Duke University Bass Connections project and is authored by students at Duke University's Economics Department, the Nicholas School of the Environment, and the Sanford School of Public Policy. 

Prioritizing Energy Efficiency in North Carolina's Next State Energy Plan
August 15 | Raleigh, North Carolina
September 6 | Washington, D.C.
Methods for Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Decision Making: Conceptual Models and Benefit-Relevant Indicators
December 3 | Arlington, Virginia
Mobilizing Technology and Business Models to Close the Energy Gap
January 6-8, 2019 | Durham, NC
The Guardian, Comprehensive Study: Carbon Taxes Won't Hamper the Economy
Brookings Blog, The Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Finance: Catalytic Agent or Empty Vessel?
News and Observer, North Carolina, It's Time to Hit Reboot on Grid Modernization

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