Posts Tagged ‘pollution’

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    Environmental Dilemmas

    Sep 8, 11 • 202 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Environment, Government, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking Economically1 Comment

    The environment or employment? Smart meters: Environmentally superior, they automatically transmit data about electricity usage. As a result, we can better manage our demand for energy. The tradeoff? Even including smart meter R & D, IT services,

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    Smog-Eaters

    Mar 2, 11 • 285 Views • Economic Debates, Environment, Government, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    What if someone had invented “smog-eating” concrete roof tiles? And, what if these tiles consumed enough smog to offset one car’s nitrous oxide emissions during one year (10,800 miles of driving)? Telling us that a firm in California has

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    Incentive Matters

    Sep 30, 10 • 250 Views • Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Economics always seems to relate to incentives. Whether looking at demand and supply, or health care policy, or international trade, always we can return to how incentives shape our behavior. This takes me to several good incentive stories. An op-ed in the