Energy and the Environment Forum: Excessive Regulation or Market Failure: Deconstructing the “War On Coal”

Pat McGinley, Professor of Law at West Virginia University, spoke Thursday, October 25, as a part of the Baker Forum on Energy and the Environment. His lecture, Excessive Regulation or Market Failure: Deconstructing the “War On Coal”, can be watched here. This event was sponsored by Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storage using Outreach, Research, and [...]

Energy and Environment Forum: Natural Resource Scarity and the Closed-Loop Supply Chain

On Thursday, October 04, Diane Mollenkopf, a specialist in supply chain management, and John Bell, a natural resource scarcity specialist, spoke as a part of the the Baker Forum on Energy and the Environment. The lecture focused on how many businesses are failing to adapt to the dwindling supply of natural resources, and the importance [...]

Baseload-load Energy from Natural Gas and Nuclear Power: The Role of Federal and State Policy

A Symposium of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy September 21-21, 2012 This symposium explored how federal and state policies affect new base-load capacity from natural gas and nuclear power. For the symposium agenda with links to its presentations, click here. For a list of the symposium planning team members, click here. [...]

Feb. 2, 2012 – Shale Gas and Its Environmental Footprint

Rob Jackson, Professor, Biology Department at  Duke University will provide the talk at the Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Interdisciplinary Discussion Forum for Energy and the Environment event on Feb. 2, 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium.  The program will be webcast here:  http://160.36.161.128/UTK/Viewer/?peid=841158bae4c446a1b5dfbcb8e4a5b5c8

Feb. 23, 2012 – In Search of Refuge: Climate Justice, Climate-Induced Migration, and the Law (Skype)

Maxine Burkett, Associate Professor of Law, University of Hawaii & Director, Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy will provide the talk at this Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Interdisciplinary Discussion Forum for Energy and the Environment event on Feb. 23, 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium.  The talk will be via Skype [...]

April 12 – Climate-driven infectious diseases in a changing human landscape: two case studies on cholera and malaria

Dr. Mercedes Pasquale presents a talk on April 12, 3:30 – 5 p.m. at the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center.  Dr. Pasquale is Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan. Her talk is part of the series presented by the Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Interdisciplinary Discussion Forum for Energy and [...]

March 29 – Using Social Comparisons to Influence ‘Green’ Behavior: Evidence from a Large Scale Field Experiment

Michael Price, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Tennessee, will provide a talk, followed by discussion on March 29, 3:30 – 5 pm in the Toyota Auditorium.  Part of the Baker Center Interdisciplinary Discussion  Forum for Energy and the Environment, Dr. Price’s talk will review a study he participated in on consumer behavior.  The program will [...]

March 8, 2012 @ 3:30 pm – “Avoided Amazonian Deforestation and Policy Design”

Webcast available here Join us on Thursday for the Baker Center Interdisciplinary Group on Energy and Environmental Policy Forum, March 8, 2012, at 3.30 pm in the Toyota Auditorium in the Baker Center.  Alex Pfaff, from Duke University will give a 45 minute presentation and then lead a discussion with participants. His talk is titled: [...]

Feb. 24 – Energy Security and Oil Dependence – David Greene

Energy Security and Oil Dependence:  Why seven Presidents couldn’t solve this problem and how we can solve it. Join the Baker Center’s Energy and Environment Group on Feb. 24 @ 11:30 a.m – 1:00 pm for this Brown Bag Lunch talk with Dr. David Greene.  We will gather in the Toyota Auditorium, so grab your lunch and [...]

Nov. 10, 2011 – Nick Hanley, University of Stirling, Scotland: Why is it so difficult to measure the economic value of changes in “biodiversity”?

Nick Hanley will run through the main ways in which economists attempt to measure the dollar value of biodiversity. This mostly turns out to be an attempt to measure the value of changes in species populations and habitat.  He will review why such estimates are desirable, and how they might be used, and consider examples [...]