Electricity less costly than we think

"A lot of households believe the price of electricity to be significantly higher than it really is and that the cost of, for example, using a kitchen appliance higher than it is."

Transaction cost lower with carbon tax

Jessica Coria (Gothenburg University) and Jurate Jaraite (CERE) provide an insightful analysis to compare the transaction costs of monitoring reporting and verification (MRV) procedures between the European Emission Trading System (EU ETS) and the carbon tax in Sweden. This paper fills the gap of the absence of such transaction costs comparison case studies.

5 new PhD’s at CERE

5 new PhD's, all from different countries, joined CERE in the autumn of 2014. Here they tell us about themselves, their motivations, expectations, research ideas, and their thoughts about their future.

Intermittent energy on the Winter meeting agenda

IMG 0213CERE's annual winter workshop took place from March 30th to April 1st in the beautiful nature of Ammarnäs. As the tradition dictates, the main focus of the meeting was to give opportunities for PhD and Post-Doc members of CERE to present their current works. However, senior members of CERE and invited keynote speakers also presented their research to enrich the content of the meeting.

CERE tidbits June 2015

We've collected some information about what's happened since the last newsletter. You can learn more about the climate change issues that were reported in medias all over the world, what Northern Sweden is worth, the Sören Wibe prize and learn what Kjell Jansson, CEO of Swedish Energy thinks of CERE and the challenges ahead.

Students learn how to value the invaluable

bk teachesThe popular Stated preference methods course was held in the beginning of May for the 10th consecutive year at SLU, Umeå. In this course students learn how to measure the value of non-market goods and services, such as environmental improvements.

The course focus on practical issues of survey based economic technique for valuating non-market resources like a view over a lake, a stroll in an untouched forest or skiing in a natural reserve. Professor Bengt Kriström tells us more about the background: - Non-market valuation is today a very big field, the methods are being increasingly used all over the world. In the US, such methods are routinely used for determining how much a polluter should pay for inflicting oil pollution damages, like the Exxon Valdex case in 1989. Today there are more than 10,000 studies of the subject and we expect this number to increase in the future. Because of the increasing interest in "valuing the invaluable", we also see increasing demands for an advanced course.

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