MILO-blog for a MSCA-project

NAERE-workshop

The third Nordic Annual Environmental and Resource Economics workshop was held in University of Copenhagen on 11-12 of April. It gathered over 50 environmental and resource economists affiliated (or not) to Nordic universities and research organizations to share and discuss their ideas. Just like the previous workshops in Helsinki and Bergen, ... Read more

Working paper: Extraction and rehabilitation

It has been some time since I have posted anything here since I was rather busy during the summer with the conferences and other (even nicer) stuff. One of the happy news I got during the summer was a message from the editor of Resource and Energy Economics that one of my older papers was accepted for publication. The paper is about cleaning u... Read more

Nuclear waste: A problem until it's gone?

Nuclear reactors produce radioactive waste that consists of different radioactive elements and their isotopes. Some of these, like cesium, are very toxic; others, like uranium, are less toxic. A stylized story behind waste production is the following: Extracted uranium is packed into fuel rod assemblies, which are used in the reactor to produ... Read more

Correct the incentives - clean-up the mines

Mining is a messy business. To construct a mine large amounts material including topsoil and waste rock must be removed from the site. Extracting, milling and refining the ore produces an end product, which may for example become something shiny on your finger or a frame for your new Tesla. But the operation produces side-products including mor... Read more

The diehard of the resource discussion is not the real problem

Exhaustible resources such as fossil fuels, metals and non-metals are necessary for our societies. It is quite common to see newspaper headlines or even scientific publications stating that these resources are running out. This is the true diehard of resource related discussions. See for example these recent headlines from The New Yorker and f... Read more