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Getting Into Neutral: Climate Policy and the University

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On March 11, 2008 the University of Virginia Faculty Senate voted in favor of having the university take steps to make it climate neutral. This paper examines whether such a policy is feasible, and further whether pursuing a policy of climate neutrality is likely the best way to spend university resources, if the goal is to reduce the university’s carbon footprint. A revised version of this paper was published as Going Green: The inconvenient truth about U.Va.\'s carbon neutrality initiative; Virginia Policy Review (Vol. 2, No. 1) September-October 2008.

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  • William Shobe, 2008. "Getting Into Neutral: Climate Policy and the University," Working Papers 2008-04, Center for Economic and Policy Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:vac:wpaper:wp08-04
    Note: A modified version of this paper was published in the Virginia Policy Review (Vol. 2, No. 1, September-October 2008) as: Going Green: The inconvenient truth about U.Va.\'s carbon neutrality initiative.
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    carbon nuetrality; university; Virginia;

    JEL classification:

    • Q4 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming

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