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Public Finance and Environmental Sustainability

August 19, 2015

The intersection between public finance and environmental sustainability is a complex and often challenging space. However, where there are challenges, there are also opportunities. Projects and initiatives that link together public finance and environmental sustainability can be found at any … Continued

Emerging Themes in Environmental Finance

June 2, 2015

The core of our work at the Environmental Finance Center at UNC is helping communities tackle the challenges of paying for environmental services. The environmental finance issues that we address are as complex as they are varied, and as an organization … Continued

Who Owns the Water? Pt. 1, Groundwater

April 29, 2015

This week we bring you a post from our colleague Richard Whisnant from his new blog: Environmental Law in Context. This is the way the question often comes to me–who owns it?–as a way of asking either who controls water … Continued

Conservation Water Rates in Arizona

September 23, 2014

by Jacob Mouw This post was revised on September 25, 2014 to address nuances of water pricing and differences in conservation rates. Drinking water, despite being a necessity, is relatively cheap in regards to its importance. At around $0.005 per gallon … Continued

What’s the Buzz about NC Electricity Rates?

August 5, 2014

Electricity rates and consumer electricity expenditures have wide ranging impacts on critical community and economic development issues in the state. New research from the Environmental Finance Center at UNC Chapel Hill demonstrates how variable pricing is across the state and … Continued

Water Funds: Financing FONAG in Ecuador

July 18, 2014

  “For many people, food comes from a supermarket and water comes from a tap. But the truth is, the food and water that sustain us come from grasslands, forests, rivers, and lakes that depend on natural processes to be … Continued