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.

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    Green Signals

    Jul 8, 11 • 470 Views • No Comments

    When “green” is valued, hybrid car sales will be high. But here is the interesting part. When green is valued, looking “green” sometimes can be more important than being “green.” As a result, people buy more Priuses than......  [read more]

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    Driving Costs

    Jun 28, 11 • 484 Views • No Comments

    Describing traffic policy in several European cities, the NY Times tells of poorly synchronized green lights, congestion pricing, auto-free zones. When drivers are inconvenienced, there are fewer cars, fewer emissions, happier pedestrians and bikers. One......  [read more]

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    More Oil Dilemmas

    Jun 27, 11 • 409 Views • No Comments

    The recent International Energy Agency (IEA) announcement is about a lot more than a tank of gas. Everyday, for 30 days, 2 million barrels of oil will be released from strategic petroleum reserves (SPRs). The U.S. will be responsible for half of the 60......  [read more]

  • Ethanol’s Unintended Consequences

    Jun 17, 11 • 404 Views • No Comments

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304432304576369933829499132.html?mod=WSJ_newsreel_opinion......  [read more]

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    Deja View

    Jun 15, 11 • 431 Views • No Comments

    3 giant redwoods were the problem. The issue was the view. Does a property owner have the legal right to a view of San Francisco Bay that his neighbors’ trees are blocking? Or, do the neighbors have the right to the privacy the trees provide? A view or......  [read more]