We are happy to announce that the Ulvön Environmental Economics Meeting 2021 will be taking place online on Aug 24 - 25, 2021 (note date change). The meeting is organized by the Centre for Environmental & Resource Economics (CERE), a joint venture between Umeå University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU/Umeå, Sweden).
Amy C. Ando, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Cornelis van Kooten, University of Victoria Brent Sohngen, Ohio State University
The objective of the meeting is to have a friendly venue for doctoral students and early career researchers to receive feedback on their work. The Call for Papers and more information can be found at website. More information and registration.
Do you want to move to Gothenburg for two years, and do research about pastoralism in East Africa? Do you want to - among other things – work on a choice experiment study with Göran Bostedt? Do you want to contribute in a large, interdisciplinary research group full of fun people who love to travel around all day on dirt roads in East Africa that are indescribably bumpy?
Then you will fit right in! Here is an opening for a post-doc position at the School of Global Studies in Gothenburg. You will work in the Drylands Transform, and paradoxically you will partly work with Göran Bostedt, despite being employed by the University of Gothenburg.
“Intermittent power can by now stand on its own two feet even if it would be forced to bear its socio-economic costs. The electricity certificates that is de facto a subsidy have in practice played out its part with a price that currently amounts to a few pennies per kilowatt hour, kWh. Profitable production should of course not be subsidized and unprofitable production should be phased out."
The SvD debate article "Introduce fees for solar and wind power" by Per-Olov Johansson and Bengt Kriström was published online March 10, 2021. Only available in Swedish
The magazine Resources interviews Francisco X. Aguilar where he discusses his recent co-authored study that takes a closer look at how the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive helped shape the health of forests across the southeastern United States and contributed to the growth of the US wood pellet industry.
“A major takeaway is that energy from biomass can be renewable, but it must be tested. We must have data, and we must have information to validate the renewable characteristic of the energy and whether it can reduce carbon emissions or not, compared to other alternative sources … From a policy perspective, I think monitoring, being dynamic, and being open to make sure that we’re balancing economic objectives with conservation objectives, are key.” (23:03)
With the arrival of 2021, the CERE management have taken on a new look with two new secretaries and one new Deputy.
Runar Brännlund, UMU continues as the Research Director but now with the newly appointed SLU Professor Tommy Lundgren at his side as Deputy Director. Mattias Vesterberg, UMU and Adan L. Martinez-Cruz, SLU as scientific secretaries. Thank you to the fantastic work of former Deputy Francisco X. Aguilar and secretaries Jurate Jaraite now also at Vilnius University and Thomas Broberg, UMU who will continue working with issues related to the environment, but outside academia.