A recent working paper highlights the importance of accounting for environmental protection in measures of GDP. Last November, I gained new appreciation for clean air. It wasn’t because I went … Continue Reading A Better Way to Measure Economic Growth
Install more parking at commuter rail stations, not just solar panels. I love me a good solar panel. I have them on my house and on my calculator. And, I’m … Continue Reading A Tale Of Two Stations
Addressing, and even measuring, EJ is harder than it looks. Lots of people are talking about environmental injustice – from the Flint drinking water crisis to claims that cap-and-trade policies … Continue Reading An Economic Perspective on Environmental Justice
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
A new paper points out how consumers may respond to autonomous travel. A few months ago I was dreaming of a glorious autonomous electrified future. Yet sometimes science is the … Continue Reading _V_astly _M_ore _T_ravel
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?
Environmental damages from U.S. power plants are down $100+ billion annually since 2010. Remember 2010? It was not so long ago. Obama was President. The iPhone 4 was introduced. The … Continue Reading U.S. Power Plant Emissions Down 45% Since 2010