Environmental Markets

October 22, 2017

According to New GAO Report, Market-Based Solutions to Address Water Pollution Need More Support

This week the Government Accountability Office issued a new report titled “Water Pollution:  Some States have Trading Programs to Help Address Nutrient Pollution, but Use Has Been Limited.” What GAO Found In 2014, 11 states had 19 nutrient credit trading programs, and trading provided flexibility for some point sources, such as wastewater treatment plants, to […]
May 25, 2017

Pew Poll – Public Divided Over Environmental Regulation and Energy Policy

A recent Pew poll assessing public attitudes on energy and the environment indicates that Americans are increasingly supportive of environmental protection while at the same time, expressing support for reasonably priced  energy.   Any company with a long term view should take particular note of the generational divide when it comes to environmental protection.  59% of 18-29 […]
April 27, 2017

S&P Issues New Green Bonding Criteria

The Greening of Wall Street continues a positive trajectory as Standard & Poor’s issues its new Green Evaluation Analytical Approach, designed to credit rate Green Bonds used to finance projects with environmental benefits. This is a positive development for the environment and for socially conscious investors, as it creates clearer performance standards for infrastructure projects that claim […]
March 10, 2016

Department of Interior Taps Jeff Klein as Executive Director of new Natural Resource Investment Center

The U.S. Department of Interior announced this week its decision to tap Jeff Klein to be the Executive Director of the new Natural Resource Investment Center.  Martin Doyle, who is on sabbatical from Duke University’s Water Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute, will support Klein and the Interior’s efforts to energize and leverage new investments to improve […]
February 12, 2016

Where Government has Failed, Disque Deane Jr. Believes Capitalism Offers an Elegant Solution – Water Markets

Liquid Assets by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica Co-published with the Atlantic Feb. 9, 2016 ON A BRISK, CLOUDLESS DAY last January, Disque Deane Jr. stepped out of his SUV, kicked his cowboy boots in the dirt, and looked around. He had driven two hours from Reno on one of the loneliest stretches of interstate in the United […]