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  • Study explores limits of modeling links between enviro rules, jobs

    April 3, 2012 – Greenwire

    The politics of how environmental regulations affect hiring and firing is distorted by campaign rhetoric that often gives short shrift to the uncertainties surrounding economic models, New York University researchers argue in a report released today.

    NYU’s Institute for Policy Integrity looked at the complex relationship between the labor market and regulations in the report and determined politicians on either side of the fight often fail to call attention to the limits and assumptions of such models.

  • In State of the Union, Obama should stress that environmental protections don’t kill jobs

    January 23, 2012 – Grist

    In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama is likely to focus heavily on economic growth and job creation. But he should also make clear that economic progress need not come at the expense of the environment; to the contrary, the public-health efforts he’s made over the past year will generate billions of dollars in value for the American public.

  • Wellinghoff hypes IT for electricity

    April 27, 2011 – Grist

    In his vision of an America transitioning away from fossil fuels, Jon Wellinghoff, the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, sees information technology as the basis for tremendous financial and employment opportunities. And with the right policies and incentives, this could happen soon. But in our current political reality, it feels like light years away.

    Speaking on the future of American energy in the United States at Princeton recently, Wellinghoff got into the details of the technologies, many sitting on the shelf today, that could change individuals’ use of electricity and fuel — and would change some of how America does business for the better.

  • A cap-and-dividend way to a cleaner nation and more jobs

    June 18, 2010 – Washington Post

    Researchers at the New York University School of Law found that the legislation would generate good, “green jobs” in areas such as construction, solar power and mass transit because a predictable carbon price spurs investment in efficiency and cleaner-energy solutions.

  • Reasons to Pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act—Part Two

    November 5, 2009 – Center for American Progress

    On top of the health costs, a recent study by the Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law found that failing to deal with climate change will cost our economy an average of $27 million to $375 million every day from now until 2050.

  • Without Carbon Pricing Any Green Energy Plan Is Fundamentally Incomplete

    December 19, 2008 – Treehugger

    Whether its in the form of a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system, some form of carbon pricing is essential to stimulate development of the low carbon technologies which will reduce dependence on fossil fuels and stimulate economic growth, a new briefing from the Institute for Policy Integrity at the NYU School of Law says.

  • Carbon Price Essential if “Green” Stimulus to Have Desired Effect, Experts Say

    December 16, 2008 – TriplePundit

    When it comes to making the transition to a ‘green,’ low carbon economy, government stimulus plans are doubly beneficial, but public sector investment and spending alone will not be enough to spur decisive action and a long-term commitment.

  • Economists see ‘cap and dividend’ program spurring economy

    December 16, 2008 – E&E News PM

    Long-term efforts to create ‘green’ jobs and infrastructure will not succeed without a real price on greenhouse gas emissions, a New York University think tank charges in a new report. President-elect Barack Obama has proposed a mandatory, economywide emissions cap to cut carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases 80 percent by 2050. The policy would auction pollution credits to electric utilities and other major emitters to meet the cap.

  • Attempting to un-vex the vexing subject of cap-and-dividend

    December 8, 2008 – Grist

    I was on a conference call earlier this week focused on cap-and-dividend. (You can download the MP3.)

    C&D, if you don’t recall, is a kind of hybrid cap-and-trade/carbon tax developed by Peter Barnes. A fee would be levied on fossil fuels; the revenue would be refunded to citizens on an equal per capita basis. (Imagine the Alaska Permanent Fund on a much larger scale.)