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  • About CEPA

    The Center for Environmental Policy and Administration (CEPA) is an interdisciplinary center at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs that focuses on environmental issues. It supports research by faculty and students from departments across Maxwell and works to foster broadly interdisciplinary teaching and research that links researchers in the social sciences with those in the natural sciences, engineering, and law. It also has close working relationships with Maxwell’s Center for Policy Research, with the University’s Environmental Finance Center, and with the University’s Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.

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    Popp talks to CNN, Wash Examiner about effects of Obama's Recovery Act

    A study led by Professor David Popp, Caroline Rapking Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy, examined the "green" funds from the Recovery Act—focused on environment-related issues—and found that for every $1 million spent, 10 new jobs were created a few years later. "Almost all of those jobs were in manual labor, a lot of them were construction," Popp told CNN. "A lot of that's by design because that's where the money was targeted" through energy efficiency renovations and installing renewable energy infrastructure. Popp also spoke to the Washington Examiner about the impact of Obama's Recovery Act.

     

    Popp weighs in on Biden's climate directives in New York Times

    On Wednesday, President Biden signed a sweeping series of executive actions while casting the moves as much about job creation as the climate crisis. David Popp, Caroline Rapking Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy, discounted the notion of creating one million new auto manufacturing jobs. "He’s basically saying he’s going to double auto manufacturing. I find that hard to believe," says Popp. "You can’t do that with auto emissions regulations. You can’t do that with government procurement." Read more in the New York Times article, "Biden, Emphasizing Job Creation, Signs Sweeping Climate Actions."

     

    Popp discusses Biden's green jobs agenda in Forbes article

    "Wages in solar and wind could increase if demand increased, at least initially," says Professor David Popp, who wrote about the impact of fiscal policy on green jobs in a working paper in June 2020. "But higher wages would also attract more workers to develop the skills to work in wind and solar, so the increase need not be permanent." Read more in the Forbes article, "The Challenge Facing Biden’s Green Jobs Agenda? Green Jobs."

     

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