Posts Tagged ‘rebound effect’

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    Incentives: Environmental Surprises

    Jul 9, 13 • 310 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 • 310 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 • 277 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]

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    Unintended Green Incentives

    Dec 19, 10 • 239 Views • No Comments

    True or False? When we become more energy efficient, we use up fewer resources. This New Yorker Magazine article says maybe. Citing the “rebound effect,” the article briefly takes us back to Williams Jevons, England, and 1865. In a book called The...  [read more]