Unequal access to air conditioning has important implications for productivity, health, and education. (Today’s post is co-authored by Stephen Jarvis, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environment … Continue Reading Air Conditioning and Global Inequality
Electrifying light-duty trucks will lower the cost of the electric vehicle transition, according to new research. In the early 2000s, the Hummer became a symbol of cars at their environmental … Continue Reading A Pick Up for the Electric Vehicle Market
New Energy Institute paper asks what the “electrify everything” movement could mean for natural gas customers who are left behind. (Today’s post is co-authored by Catherine Hausman, an associate professor … Continue Reading Who Will Pay for Legacy Utility Costs?
Accounting for equity in social cost calculations has huge consequences. I have been really uncool for most of my life and continue to be proud of that fact. All the … Continue Reading Shouldn’t We Weight?
(This blog is co-authored with Reed Walker). Offset markets for air pollution don’t worsen environmental inequality, though they also don’t improve it. One of the Biden Administration’s top two environmental priorities, along … Continue Reading Environmental Markets and Environmental Justice
It’s time to reform how we lease public lands for fossil fuel extraction. When I drove across the country in my late teens, the wind of the prairies blowing through … Continue Reading This Land Is Your Land….
No U.S. state has built as many new homes as Texas over the last decade and most of them use electric heat. There is plenty of blame to go around … Continue Reading The Texas Power Crisis, New Home Construction, and Electric Heating