This project studies the strategic energy planning efforts, energy resource development, and energy goals and policies established by local governments within the continental US. To begin with, the prevalence of energy resources on American Indian lands, the links between energy management and tribal sovereignty, and recent federal government incentives make ...read more »
Radical Uncertainty: Scenario planning for futures
Decision Making & Split Incentives
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UNC Clean Tech Summit (March 2 – 3, 2017)
UNC Friday CenterPre-Summit Workshops
| March 1, 2017 | UNC Carolina Club
The 4th Annual Summit will bring together professionals in business, policy, and academia from across the state and region for two days of discussion, workshops, mentoring and networking to foster leadership and growth in the southeast’s clean tech industry.
The Impact of Demand Response Technology on the Electricity Sector (February 24, 2017)
The North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology (“JOLT”) will be hosting a free Symposium for all UNC Faculty and Students and would love to have any Environmental Engineering students attend if they are interested in demand response technology, law, and/or the electricity sector.
We will be bringing together legal scholars, key legal practitioners, and industry experts to discuss the impact of smart metering and other demand response technology on the electricity sector. Alexandra B. Klass from the University of Minnesota Law School will be the Keynote Speaker. We anticipate that this Symposium will draw many interested professionals associated ...
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Ideological diversity in news and opinion on Facebook - Solomon Messing
Title: Ideological diversity in news and opinion on Facebook
Exposure to news, opinion, and civic information increasingly occurs through social media. How do these online networks influence exposure to perspectives that cut across ideological lines? Using deidentified data, we examined how 10.1 million U.S. Facebook users interact with socially shared news. We directly measured ideological homophily in friend networks and examined the extent to which heterogeneous friends could potentially expose individuals to cross-cutting content. We then quantified the extent to which individuals encounter comparatively more or less diverse content while interacting via Facebook’s algorithmically ranked News Feed and further studied ...
Are America¹s Inner Cities Competitive? Evidence from the 2000s
Faculty Research Seminar & Happy Hour
Where: NE 101
When: Jan 30, 4 PM
In the years since Michael Porter¹s seminal paper about the potential competitiveness of inner cities, two narratives have emerged about the overall pattern of urban economic development. The first, which we call the ³comeback cities² narrative, states that the decades of the 1990s and 2000s were a renaissance for cities as flows of population, jobs and investment shifted back from suburbs and ex-urbs to urban areas, particularly downtowns. The second narrative that has taken shape is that of uneven geography of growth in the last few ...
Juliet Eilperin Talk Nov 11, 12 30 PM
Date: November 11th 12:30 PM
Location: Freedom Forum, Room 305, School of Journalism & Mass Communications, UNC Campus
***Please RSVP your attendance to Joshua Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 10th.***
Juliet Eilperin first broke the news that President Barack Obama would mandate the development of rules for carbon emissions in the United States. Since then, she has followed and reported on the EPA’s development of these rules, which are expected to have a significant impact on carbon emissions. She will speak about her experiences in reporting on this topic.
Eilperin has been with the Washington Post since 1998, reporting on ...
What does it mean to plan for garbage? Blair Pollock (NE Reading Room, Nov 3)
Everyone intuitively understands the concept of ‘food-miles’, the
distance by which food must travel from its source to reach the
consumer. However, at the other end of the consumption spectrum, is
another kind of miles, ‘garbage-miles’. It is also important for
planners to consider the distance by which garbage must travel before
it reaches a landfill or a recycling facility. Furthermore, in the
United States, the average person throws away their body weight in
garbage every month. How is this garbage collected? What are the
implications of waste diversion programs? What are the challenges
associated with the building a recycling ...