It has a face that only economists can love? We economists have long been enamored with carbon pricing. The concept is simple and sensible. If the economic damages from greenhouse … Continue Reading The Trouble with Carbon Pricing
This post is co-authored with Edward Rubin and Reed Walker. As the remote-sensing revolution fills our air-pollution blind spots, how should regulation respond? According to the Index of Objects Launched … Continue Reading Bringing Satellite Data Down To Earth
Adaptation costs will be big. How big depends on who’s paying… Fast-moving and exceptionally intense mega-fires have become the “new abnormal” here in California. These fires are out, for now. … Continue Reading Only Who Should Prevent Forest Fires?
The sensor revolution takes on air pollution A few months ago, our family invested in our own air quality monitor. This little sensor has made invisible air pollution visible. And … Continue Reading My New Pollution Monitor: Gimmick or Game Changer?
Ignoring health benefits of air quality improvements costs everyone We’re all suffering from post-election exhaustion. As we slip back into business-as-usual, it’s tempting to pay less attention to the politics … Continue Reading Air Pollution Co-Benefits Matter
(This post is co-authored with Catherine Wolfram and Derek Wolfson, Energy Institute PhD student researcher) Microgrids are difficult to implement and can be undermined by promises of grid expansion. Nuclear … Continue Reading Are Solar Microgrids the Future in the Developing World?
Is public transportation the right vehicle for market transformation? Vehicle emissions have been in the news recently as standards for passenger cars come under attack. While California fights the Trump … Continue Reading Here Comes the Electric Bus