If you are embarking on a new weight loss plan, it typically makes sense to pursue a mixed strategy of diet and exercise. If you are working to get your … Continue Reading Swapping negawatts for megawatts under the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan
Governor Jerry Brown, speaking at a Giannini Foundation event last week, summarized California’s dilemma with respect to climate change: “We’re one percent of the (climate change) problem. We have to … Continue Reading Chumps or champs? California leads on climate
While environmental groups and other stakeholders have been working hard to delay – if not derail- major pipeline projects like Keystone, oil companies have been working hard to find alternative … Continue Reading Shipping oil by rail: A modern-day problem of social cost
Imagine you have just been pulled over for exceeding the speed limit. The officer explains that the penalty for speeding decreases with engine size. Why? Because it is relatively more … Continue Reading On the inefficiency of fuel efficiency standards
Last week, Severin posted a great piece on household electricity consumption. Armed with a simple metering device and your energy bill, you can easily measure how your various household appliances … Continue Reading Cap-and-Trade Throws a Wrench into the Gears of Green Consumerism
Natural gas is being touted as a “game changer” and a “bridge to a low carbon economy.” It is an abundant, made-in-America energy source. It is about half as carbon … Continue Reading Natural gas: Not all it’s fracked up to be?
“Cutting carbon pollution from power plants” is the first item on President Obama’s 2013 Climate Action Plan. The first milestone in this effort involves setting carbon dioxide emissions standards for … Continue Reading Much ado about nothing?