Environment

Environmental economics looks at the positive and negative impact of growth. Especially focusing on marginal analysis and externalities, econlife looks at our current impact on the environment and our use of natural resources in the US and beyond.

  • 15779_4.30_000007182674XSmall

    Green Jeans

    Jul 23, 10 • 248 Views • No Comments

    Reading about a new Eco Index started me thinking about competition. The Eco Index is somewhat comparable to the Energy Star rating created by the EPA in 1992. For appliances, Energy Star ratings convey energy efficiency information. For apparel, the Eco...  [read more]

  • Henry Ford's Model-T

    A Free Ride For Electric Cars?

    Jul 13, 10 • 216 Views • No Comments

    Imagine a world filled with electric cars. In private homes, people could install their own charging devices. Others could be built in apartment building garages and on city streets. Some envision restaurants, department stores, and movie theaters offering a...  [read more]

  • 15723_5.7_000010364681XSmall

    Environmental Emissions

    Jun 25, 10 • 206 Views • 1 Comment

    A letter in “The Mail” section of a recent New Yorker tells us about a funny error on the cover of the May 17, 2010 issue. Mainly portraying emissions from vehicles, factories, and cows, the cover focuses on our environmental problems. According...  [read more]

  • 15680_6.2_000012928514XSmall

    BP and the Financial Crisis

    Jun 2, 10 • 217 Views • No Comments

    I suspect that there is an inverse relationship between government’s ability to get regulation right and the length of the legislation. Glass-Steagall was 34 pages long. Recently proposed financial legislation is 3000 pages long. The need for...  [read more]

  • 15666_5.8_000012700578XSmall

    More Water Dilemmas

    May 26, 10 • 374 Views • No Comments

    Bottled water has been around for a long time. Bottled Perrier was introduced in 1863 while people first drank a bottled Poland Spring product 13 years later. With bottled water consumption having increased until the recent economic contraction,...  [read more]