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Trade and Environment: A View of the TPP

October 9, 2015

Twelve Pacific Rim countries agreed on October 5, 2015 to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major new agreement that liberalizes trade, establishes procedures for intellectual property protection and dispute settlement, and also provides significant protection for the environment and wildlife. HEEP Faculty Fellow Jeffrey Frankel argues that “…the deal gives environmentalists more than they had bothered to ask for.”

How Can Energy be Stored More Safely?

October 2, 2015

[World Economic Forum ]...In some states, as well as many parts of the world, if it can’t be used instantly to meet, solar energy incident on solar panels goes to waste if the electricity isn’t stored. However, in many states, customers have the right to sell electricity produced by rooftop solar panels at high consumer rates under a regulatory scheme called “net metering.” Under those circumstances, consumers have little incentive to install batteries. However, market experts like William W. Hogan,


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HEEP is a university-wide initiative addressing today's complex environmental challenges and is based in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. Learn more by reading director Robert Stavins' welcome message.

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