Australia’s Coal Addiction: Justification for poor policy?

Australia’s Coal Addiction: Justification for poor policy?

By | September 17, 2015 at 4:22 pm | No comments

The latest revelation by the public in a series of unfortunate events clouding Australia’s energy and environmental policy is the daunting realization that New Zealand is in fact a far greener country than it is. With New Zealand’s plans to phase out coal for domestic energy...

Posted in: Energy, Environment, Politics

The European Energy Union

The European Energy Union

By | July 2, 2015 at 6:19 pm | No comments

The integration of energy markets in Europe could provide stagnating local economies with some important economic stimulus. Huge investments are at stake. Together with climate change mitigation and increased immunity from supply shocks, the integration seems to be very...

Posted in: Development, Energy, Politics

The bears are right: Why cap-and-trade yields greater emission reductions than expected, and what that means for climate policy

By | July 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm | No comments

Are high CO2 prices a precondition for deep emisison cuts? Or do emission cuts lead to low CO2 prices? This article, which started out as a conference paper at NHH (BEEER conference 2013) argues that cap-and-trade systems have properties that lead to lower emissions than...

Posted in: Academic research, BEEER conference, Climate Change, Environment

Paper: Stochastically Induced Critical Depensation and Risk of Stock Collapse

Paper: Stochastically Induced Critical Depensation and Risk of Stock Collapse

By | June 15, 2015 at 2:01 pm | No comments

Recently Diwakar Poudel, Leif K. Sandal and Sturla F. Kvamsdal of NHH published a paper on fish stock collapses. Abstract: This article investigates the risk of stock collapse due to stochastically induced critical depensation in managed fisheries. We use a continuous-time...

Posted in: Academic research, Environment, Fisheries

Debt, Democracy and the Welfare State, by Rögnvaldur Hannesson

Debt, Democracy and the Welfare State, by Rögnvaldur Hannesson

By | June 2, 2015 at 8:31 am | No comments

Rögnvaldur Hannesson has recently published a new book called 'Debt, Democracy and the Welfare State'.  This book deals with the accumulation of government debt in twenty-two of the richest countries of the world, which has been ongoing since about the mid-1970s. All these...

Posted in: Academic research, Development

Gunnar S. Eskeland presents work joint with Haakon Lindstad at GGKP conference (UNDP) in Vienna

Gunnar S. Eskeland presents work joint with Haakon Lindstad at GGKP conference (UNDP) in Vienna

By | May 29, 2015 at 1:01 pm | No comments

Earlier this year our own Gunnar S. Eskeland presented his joint work with Haakon Lindstad at the Third Annual Conference of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP). The conference theme this year was "Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge...

Posted in: Academic research, Climate Change, Conferences and workshops, Environment, Environmental economics, Transport

Subsidy Hunt in Fantasyland

Subsidy Hunt in Fantasyland

By | May 26, 2015 at 5:15 am | No comments

Economists at the International Monetary Fund have recently published a working paper on subsidies of fossil fuels (IMF Working Paper 15/105: How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies?). According to their calculations, these subsidies amount to almost 5 trillion dollars, or over 6...

Posted in: Climate Change, Development, Environment

BEEER Conference

BEEER Conference

By | May 11, 2015 at 7:56 am | No comments

On May 4th and 5th NHH held the annual BEEER Conference. The schedule was packed full of interesting ongoing research from various parts of Norway and Europe. The conference was broken up into topical sections allowing a wide variety of research to be covered, and some interplay...

Posted in: Academic research, BEEER conference

Residental end-use electricity demand and the implications for real time pricing in Sweden

Residental end-use electricity demand and the implications for real time pricing in Sweden

By | May 8, 2015 at 10:12 am | No comments

Recently, Chandra Kiran Krishnamurthy of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics in Stockholm and Umeå University visited the ENE-center here at NHH/SNF. Chandra takes a broad interest in environmental and resource economics, development economics, and applied econometrics...

Posted in: Academic research

Reducing Emissions where they don’t exist?

Reducing Emissions where they don’t exist?

By | April 5, 2015 at 8:56 pm | No comments

While presenting my research about conserving tropical forests in a seminar, a question by a person in the audience stuck with me. The question was "why does Norway put so much money to save tropical forests?" I tried to give what I considered a "good" answer; however, I can...

Posted in: Carbon Capture and Storage, Climate Change, Development, Environment, Politics

Market-Based Support Schemes for Renewable Energy – What Are They?

Market-Based Support Schemes for Renewable Energy – What Are They?

By | March 26, 2015 at 6:45 pm | No comments

Market-Based Support Schemes are established to support the development of renewable energy sources (RES), and to capture the positive externalities associated with these energy sources. Such externalities could include the mitigation of CO2 and other emissions, security of...

Posted in: Climate Change, Energy, Environment

BEEER Conference 2015

BEEER Conference 2015

By | March 19, 2015 at 12:37 pm | No comments

On behalf of NAEE and the Energy and Environment Group at NHH, we would like to invite you to the Bergen Economics of Energy, Environment and Resources Conference (BEEER 2015) to be held at NHH on May 4th and 5th.  We are looking forward to an exciting conference with plenary...

Posted in: Academic research, BEEER conference