CERE's Bengt Kriström and Per-Olov Johansson question what they sence has become a routine, leaving out cost-benefit analysis in environmental and resource policy decisions in a debate article in Östersundsposten, published June 1st, 2021. The article revolves around the suggestion to preserve mountainous forest.
However, if companies could niche themselves with timber from continuous cover forestry and charge extra, then there a chance says Tommy Lundgren in ATL June 1st, 2021.
“In addition to an intensive forestry debate, the last year included an increase in home makeovers due to corona. Construction timber is a sector nearly completely dominated by Swedish raw material. If a company could focus on a niche and thereby make a name for themselves in the private market and the construction industry as well as charging for timber from continuous cover forestry, then more companies would follow says Tommy Lundgren, new Professor at the Department of Forest Economics at SLU in Umeå. – It is the same principal as eco products. It is very intriguing that there are companies trying to accomplish this now, says Tommy Lundgren.” (my translation) (Schönning 2021)
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.
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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