An energy system which is cost-effective, has a secure delivery and low environmental impact should be desirable. Something of a challenge when the electricity production system goes from large power plants where production can be planned to smaller power plants with intermittent power. This from representatives of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) project: Vägval el (The Electricity Crossroads) in SvD May 31st 2016. One of the representatives is CERE’s Runar Brännlund.
The popular Stated Preference Methods course started on May 9th, 2016. We sat down with one of the students, who will look into what what value the Czech public places on preserving crop diversity.
Nicholas Tyack is a Master’s student at the Institute of Economic Studies of Charles University in Prague. He will be using stated preference techniques in his Master’s thesis, and is conducting research with the generous financial support of the Grant Agency of Charles University (GAUK). He is working with the Czech gene bank, a publically supported programme to conserve crop diversity. “In my stated preference work I want to look at the value the Czech public places on the conservation of different classes of crop diversity. And if I have a positive result, then that might provide some support for expanding the genebank’s program and funding, as well as expanding the literature on the the valuation of crop diversity.”
The market adjusts to what is most profitable and with large-scale nuclear and hydro power being heavily taxed this could lead to a tangible risk of summer ”mountains of electricity”, Bengt Kriström explains in Second Opinion, May 10th.