Externalities from shipping crude by rail are still disproportionally larger than those from pipeline transport. My twitter feed exploded late last week. And no, I am not talking about the … Continue Reading The Keystone Pipeline’s XL-ish Spill
(this post is coauthored with the great Meredith Fowlie and appeared in a much toned down version on The Conversation) Economics humbly suggests addressing all externalities from coal combustion. The … Continue Reading Bacon Has Vitamins Too: Why Rick Perry Failed Econ 101 – Again.
Would Autonomous Electric Vehicles Eliminate Transportation Externalities? After one of the many fun and inspiring lunch conversations here at the Energy Institute, I realized that my thoughts on the economic … Continue Reading The Economics of an Electrified Autonomous Future
A nice sounding slogan and empty policy goal. A reporter recently called me and asked me what I thought of the term “energy dominance”, which had been recently introduced … Continue Reading Energy Dominance
For every one to two jobs a non-miner dies each year. [This post is coauthored with Carolyn Fischer at RFF]. If you open the papers it seems like the current … Continue Reading Coal Mining: Jobs to Die For?
How a “little” California vehicle standard prevented an urban “airmaggedon” My midlife crisis did not lead to me to buy a German convertible — which would assist me in tanning … Continue Reading Save the California Waiver!
Economists have long complained about Fuel Efficiency standards. Are we happy now? The past 50 days felt like the beginning of a game of environmental policy Jenga. The new administration … Continue Reading A Tale of Two Standards