Environment

California Extends Water Restrictions Despite Abundant Rainfall

Amid reports of record-breaking rainfall, regulators extend emergency drought measures for conservation.

Discretion and Judicial Review in European Environmental Law

Balancing the discretion afforded to multinational and domestic authorities presents special challenges to judges in ensuring effective application of European Union environmental law.

California Moves to Make Sleeping Computers More Efficient

New standards require computers to use less energy when not in use.

Will the Trump Administration Drastically Deregulate Environmental Protection?

Initial signs suggest that drastic environmental deregulation looms, but there may be much less than the Administration envisions.

The Stunning Triumph of Cost-Cost Analysis

Under President Trump’s executive order, the benefits of new regulations will play no role in regulatory decision-making.

The Discount Rate for the Social Cost of Carbon

A Trump Administration proposal that would reduce the social cost of carbon relies on an unjustified discount rate.

How Geographic Boundaries Determine the Social Cost of Carbon

Considering only the national impact of emissions would be a harmful, misguided move by the Trump administration.

New Climate Resilience Report Emphasizes Cross-Sector Collaboration

The Obama Administration releases report on opportunities to enhance nation’s climate resilience.

Navigating a Changing Power Grid

Penn Program on Regulation hosts a conversation with electricity market leaders.

The Role for State Regulation of Energy Markets

Penn’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy convenes energy policy roundtable.

Nudging Away from Personal Choice

Economist argues that energy-efficiency regulations are riddled with problems and espouses their elimination.

The Impact of Waiving Environmental Regulations

Recent PPR seminar examines effects on air quality and fuel prices from waiving environmental regulations.