Last week one of the biggest environmental scandals since the Deepwater Horizon disaster made its way to somewhere near the bottom of page 11 of most major newspapers. VW admitted … Continue Reading VW’s Deepwater Horizon?
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
Recently I have been spending a lot of time thinking about global fuel subsidies. The most extreme example is Venezuela, where gasoline costs only 6 cents per gallon. That’s not a … Continue Reading Global Gas Guzzlers
Since reading Catherine’s post last week (link here), I have been thinking a lot about Venezuela’s gasoline subsidies. Venezuela has the cheapest gasoline on the planet. At official exchange rates, … Continue Reading Venezuelan Gas Guzzlers
Last August the Obama administration announced new fuel economy standards. Cars and trucks sold in the United States must reach an average fuel economy of 41.7 miles per gallon by 2020, increasing to … Continue Reading Fuel Economy Standards and Used Cars
I have a fantasy. I want a cool looking electric car, that gets 50+mpg and is not outrageously more expensive to buy and operate than a VW Golf when driven 12,000 miles … Continue Reading Marginal vs. Average Generation: The Case of the Electric Car