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Power Generation and the Environment

School of Energy Resources

Power Generation and the Environment

Power Generation and the Environment: Choices & Economic Trade-Offs Presentations

The following presentations do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Wyoming, UW School of Energy Resources, UW Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy nor the forum steering committee. The presentations were invited as part of a public forum, and not as part of a peer-reviewed conference, and with the absence of peer review, the University cannot vouch for their accuracy.

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Presentations - October 1, 2012

Session One: CCS Themes

  • PPT, VIDEO: The Cost of Power Generation with CCS vs. the Alternatives
    Presenter:Howard Herzog, Senior Research Engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative
  • PPT, VIDEO: A Flexible Policy Mechanism to Incentivize "CCS-ready" Without Delaying Replacement of Old Coal-fired Power Plants
    Presenter: Dalia Patiño-Echeverri, Gendell Assistant Professor for Energy Systems and Public Policy, Duke University
  • PPT, VIDEO: The Challenges of CCS for an Operating Utility
    Presenter: Ron Harper, Retired CEO of Basin Electric and Cooperative
  • Session One Q & A VIDEO

Keynote Address: Samuel Fankhauser

  • PPT, VIDEO: A Practitioner's Guide to a Low-carbon Economy: Lessons From the UK
    Samuel Fankhauser, Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Deputy Director of the Center for Climate Change Economics and Policy

Session Two: Policy

  • PPT, VIDEO: On Designing an Efficient CO2 Emissions Cap and Trade System
    Presenter: Scott Atkinson, Professor, University of Georgia Department of Economics
  • PPT, VIDEO: The Competitiveness Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation Policies
    Presenter: Joseph Aldy, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • PPT, VIDEO: Environmental Policies on the Grid:  Findings from an Integrated Economic, Engineering, and Environmental Model
    Presenter: Daniel Shawhan, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Session Two Q & A VIDEO

Session Three: Regulation Analysis Themes

  • PPT, VIDEO: The Impact of CO2, NOx, and SO2 Regulation on Electricity Production
    Presenter: Rolf Fare, Department of Economics and Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Oregon State University
  • PPT, VIDEO: Costs and Emissions Reductions from Clean Air Act Regulation of Greenhouse Gases from Coal-Fired Power Plants
    Presenter: Joshua Linn, Fellow, Resources for the Future
  • PPT, VIDEO: Can a Unilateral Carbon Tax Reduce Emissions Elsewhere?
    Presenter: Don Fullerton, University of Illinois, Department of Finance
  • Session Three Q & A VIDEO
  • VIDEO: Closing Comments by Brent Hathaway, Dean of the UW College of Business

Presentations - October 2, 2012

Session Four:  Alternative Resources

  • PPT, VIDEO: Trading Woody Biomass and Negative Emissions Under a Climate Mitigation Scenario
    Presenter: Alice Favero, Visiting Research Assistant, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • PPT, VIDEO: New Cost Estimates for Forest Carbon Sequestration in the United States
    Presenter: Andrew Plantinga, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University
  • PPT, VIDEO: Uranium and Nuclear Power: Past, Present and Future
    Presenter: Charles Mason, UW Department of Economics & Finance; H.A. True Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics
  • Session Four Q & A VIDEO

    Session Five: Costs & Pricing

    • PPT, VIDEO: Pricing Carbon in the US: A Model-based Analysis of Power Sector Only Approaches
      Presenter: Adele Morris, Fellow and Policy Director for the Climate and Energy Economics Project, The Brookings Institute

      • PPT, VIDEO: Estimating the Value of Additional Wind and Transmission Capacity in the Rocky Mountain West
        Presenter: Robert Godby, Associate Professor, UW Department of Economics and Finance
      • PPT, VIDEO: Evaluating Climate Policy Portfolios in the Electricity Sector: The Role of Multiple Market Failures
        Presenter: Carolyn Fischer, Resources for Future
      • PPT, VIDEO: Analysis of the Bingaman Clean Energy Standard Proposal
        Presenter: Karen Palmer, Senior Fellow and Research Director, Resources for Future
      • Session Five Q & A VIDEO
      • PPT, VIDEO: Closing Comments by Tim Considine, Professor of Energy Economics, UW School of Energy Resources                                                     

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