Posts Tagged ‘rebound effect’

  • Price Elasticity, dynamic pricing and traffic congestion

    Unexpected Consequences From Fuel Economy

    Feb 19, 14 • 1052 Views • No Comments

    Hoping to cut costs at the pump and buy less foreign oil, President Obama said in his 2014 State of the Union address that medium and heavy duty vehicles would be the next target. A part of the CAFE mandate that started with 1975 legislation, Corporate......  [read more]

  • Green Unintended Consequences

    It’s Not Easy Being Green

    Oct 30, 13 • 925 Views • No Comments

    In our school parking lot, we have prime spaces that are reserved for employees who drive a hybrid or electric car. After reading Ed Glaeser’s new paper, “The Supply of Environmentalism,” I realized that bestowing these tangible benefits on......  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    Incentives: Environmental Surprises

    Jul 9, 13 • 585 Views • No Comments

    Talking to a group of us in Nantucket last night, New Yorker writer David Owen referred to the environmentally friendly community where he first lived after college. His home was a 750 square foot dwelling, so close to his neighbors that they could share......  [read more]

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    Gas Tax or CAFE?

    Sep 22, 12 • 690 Views • 1 Comment

    The goal is energy conservation. But what is the best way? During the end of August, our newest fuel economy standards were announced. Now CAFE, our Corporate Average Fuel Economy mandate, is close to 29 miles per gallon. The goal is 35.5 for 2016 and 54.5......  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    “It’s Not Easy Being Green”

    Jun 12, 12 • 597 Views • No Comments

    Hearing Kermit the Frog say, “It’s not easy being green,” Mexican environmentalists might agree. Since March 2009, Mexican households have been offered cash payments or subsidized loans for replacing refrigerators and air-conditioners that......  [read more]