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Innovative State Energy Efficiency Policies Promote Job Creation and Investment in New Industries

On August 3, 2010 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, PG&E Chief Executive Officer Peter Darbee, Chair of Energy Resource Management Bill Campbell and Bracken Hendricks, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund joined to discuss a… more »

Climate Policy and Voluntary Initiatives: An Evaluation of the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program

Abstract: Can simple government programs effectively promote voluntary initiatives to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions? This paper provides an evaluation of how the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities program affects household decisions to voluntarily pu… more »

Shelton, Conn. Fined $142K for Illegal Sewage Discharges to Housatonic River

A major settlement involving federal and state regulators and the City of Shelton, Conn. will lead to improvements in the operation and maintenance of the City’s wastewater collection system and treatment plant, preventing discharge of untreated sewage t… more »

Using Hedonic Property Models to Value Public Water Bodies: A Note Regarding Specification Issues

The hedonic literature has established that public water bodies provide external benefits that are reflected in the value of nearby residential real estate. The literature has employed several approaches to quantify these nonmarket services. With a resid… more »