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Assuring Affordability, Reliability, Accountability, and Balance After a Decade of Restructuring

The restructuring of the electric industry during the 1990s was touted as a way to reduce costs for consumers and promote innovation and competition. But,...

Jun 26, 2004 Report
How Preserving North Carolina's Natural Heritage Benefits Our Economy and Quality of Life

In the past, conventional wisdom held that open space purchases, while offering important social benefits, drained local government finances and did not contribute to economic...

Jun 26, 2004 Report
11 Ideas for Protecting the Environment and Easing Maryland's Fiscal Crisis

Eleven fiscally sound and environmentally friendly “green budget” policies evaluated in this report could help the State of Maryland ease its budget crisis while discouraging...

Jun 15, 2004 Report
Policy Options to Reduce Vermont's Contribution to Global Warming

In 2001, the governors of the six New England states made an historic commitment to reduce their region’s emissions of global warming pollution. A Blueprint...

Mar 26, 2004 Report
An Analysis of Connecticut's Emission Reduction Goals, Current Strategies, and Opportunities for Progress

In 2001, the governors of the six New England states made an historic commitment to reduce their region’s emissions of global warming pollution. Connecticut Responds...

Mar 26, 2004 Report
Policy Options to Reduce Massachusetts' Contribution to Global Warming

In 2001, the governors of the six New England states made an historic commitment to reduce their region’s emissions of global warming pollution. A Blueprint...

Mar 26, 2004 Report
Volatility in Future Energy Supply and Price from Over-Dependence on Natural Gas

In response to the 2000-2001 energy crisis on the West Coast, Washington state policy makers rushed to approve and encourage the construction of as many...

Sep 26, 2003 Report
Policy Options to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Massachusetts Cars and Light Trucks

The transportation sector produces roughly 35 percent of Massachusetts’ global warming pollution. Cars and Global Warming explains how Massachusetts could reduce global warming emissions from...

Apr 26, 2003 Report
The Failure of Road-Building to Alleviate Traffic Congestion in Maryland

Despite spending millions of dollars to build 7,000 lane mile to its road network from 1985 to 2000, Maryland’s congestion problem continues to get worse....

Apr 26, 2002 Report
How Highway Construction Has Contributed to Sprawl in Maryland

Highway construction has been a key factor creating sprawl in Maryland. Data shows that highways intended to serve the needs of existing communities and alleviate...

Nov 26, 2000 Report

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