What would the Lorax say about today’s forest offsets? The race is on. Democratic presidential candidates are jockeying for position. And climate change is emerging as a top priority. Jay … Continue Reading Are Trees Getting Too Much Climate Credit…or Not Enough?
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 year, it will drain over $3 billion from the pockets of Californians. We need to find out why. I have written before on this blog about the mystery surcharge, … Continue Reading Trying to Unpack California’s Mystery Gasoline Surcharge
Setting prices too low is a climate problem, but so is setting prices too high. We didn’t hear much about electricity pricing at last week’s Global Climate Action Summit in … Continue Reading The Electricity Price Isn’t Right
Pricing carbon will help drive R&D, but the market will still be bumpy. Virtually all economists agree that one of the biggest selling points for pricing greenhouse gases (GHGs) – … Continue Reading Cap-and-Trade and Innovation
Since discussions of California’s cap and trade program for greenhouse gases (GHGs) began more than a decade ago, many environmental justice (EJ) leaders have voiced concerns about the fairness of … Continue Reading Fight Both Local and Global Pollution, But Separately