On a recent speaking engagement in Germany I ran into Prof. John Schellnhuber, who was on his way to the Vatican to present Pope Francis’ major coming out document on … Continue Reading Why the Pope is Wrong on Markets
Most of us drive cars that are less fuel efficient than a Prius, but this is likely to change over the next decade as the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy … Continue Reading If Someone Replaced Your Car with a Prius, Would You Drive More?
Last week marked the first “informal ministerial consultations” in the run up to the UN climate talks in December. The objective of these informal meetings before The Meeting is to … Continue Reading Membership has its Co-benefits
Policies that subsidize the demonstration of large-scale technologies make economists queasy. Severin explored this topic in a recent blog. In retrospect it’s easy to point to failures, including the United … Continue Reading Is Clean Coal Too Expensive?
I suspect a fair number of you know what I mean by energy tourism – sure, you’re up for sight-seeing and museums, but you also note the local gas prices, … Continue Reading Energy Tourism: The Tesla Taxi in Oslo
The price of crude oil has fallen more than 50% since summer and drivers are responding exactly as economists would predict. Americans are driving more, the market for SUVs is … Continue Reading Oil price crash shows the challenge of breaking addiction
Here at the EI blog, we don’t shy away from addressing the deep questions in energy and environmental economics. With this week’s blog, we tackle the very meaning of existence … Continue Reading On the meaning of existence