Posts Tagged ‘pollution’

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    Environmental “Nudges”

    Sep 20, 11 • 436 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes a nudge is not enough. According to science writer Jonah Lehrer, society has to do more than “nudge” us when it wants to change our behavior. When Sacramento, California wanted to diminish energy usage by showing customers what their......  [read more]

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    Environmental Dilemmas

    Sep 8, 11 • 494 Views • 1 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,......  [read more]

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    Smog-Eaters

    Mar 2, 11 • 587 Views • No 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......  [read more]

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    Incentive Matters

    Sep 30, 10 • 697 Views • No 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......  [read more]