2021 felt a bit like “The Empire Strikes Back” towards the end there. The Energy policy revolution is still frozen in carbon(ite), largely thanks to Joe “Lando Calrissian” Manchin. Combine … Continue Reading Five Areas of Energy and Climate Progress to Watch for in 2022
New research examines the role of individuals versus places in determining household carbon emissions. Source: Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle, Shutterstock The average household in San Francisco emits 36 … Continue Reading Are Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions All About Location, Location, Location?
Provocative new research delivers a carbon offset reality check. There’s lots to unpack from the COP26 meetings in Glasgow. One development that has economists talking is an agreement on how … Continue Reading Carbon Offsets Get a Green Light in Glasgow
What can we learn from California’s pioneering efforts to price carbon at the border? Everybody’s talking about border carbon adjustments. The EU has announced its plan to tax the emissions … Continue Reading The Whac-a-Mole Economics of Border Carbon Adjustments
When it comes to electrification, all energy prices matter. While a lot of behavior that harms the environment is due to misguided libertarianism or selfishness, much of it also comes … Continue Reading Decarbonization Will Require Pricing Reform
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
Lowering pollution exposure of disadvantaged California communities. Economists are (perceived to be) notoriously annoying in conversations. The first question that often comes out of our big mouths is “what is … Continue Reading Cars, Trucks and Buses or Power Plants?