"Tipping Point " for Oil was 2005


There was a ‘tipping point’ for oil in 2005. But since 2005, production has been limited to about 75 million barrels a day, and it doesn’t seem to be possible to increase supply beyond that to respond to spikes in demand.

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Economic impact of climate change: 25% snark

Environmental Economics

the economic impact of the regulations. that dramatic action on greenhouse gases would have surprisingly small economic costs. That’s for a plan to reduce GHG emissions 40 percent from their 2005 level, so it’s for real action. the economics of climate protection look quite easy. Krugman (with the snark deleted and one [substitution]): The U.S. Chamber of Commerce just came out with its [study of] Obama administration regulations on power plants. the Chamber wanted to.

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“What’s to Know About the Credibility of Empirical Economics”

Environmental Economics

Stanley in the Journal of Economic Surveys : Thirty years ago, Edward Leamer (1983) offered his trenchant critique of empirical economics “Let’s take the con out of econometrics.” ood of empirical economic research.

Economics of the Environment (new edition)

Environmental Economics

Rob Stavins: The Sixth Edition of Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings has just been published by W.   Through five previous editions, Economics of the Environment has served as a valuable supplement to environmental economics texts and as a stand-alone book of original readings in the field of environmental economics.  There has also been a proliferation of environmental economics textbooks for college courses. 

"Why aren’t there more retractions in business and economics journals?"

Environmental Economics

I've become addicted to Retraction Watch : A new paper has catalogued retractions over the past few decades in business and economics journals — and hasn’t found very many. Economics has a tradition of pre-publishing as noted above.

Knowledge Problem on gender and economics blogging

Environmental Economics

I spend a lot of time and energy on things that I don’t think would be interesting to KP readers; in fact, back in 2005 I distinctly remember posting a few times about cycling, running, triathlon race results, and I got an email from a reader basically saying that I should stick to economics because he wasn’t interested in reading about my sports. Still, I’ve really backed off writing here about the non-economics topics that captivate me.

Big Idea: We need a New Science of Physical Economics

Green (Living) Review

It’s time we put economics into some sort of physical scientific context that makes sense. Some of us, if not economists, knew something was profoundly wrong with overvalued real estate sometime around 2005 or 2006; it seemed utterly obvious.

The official Environmental Economics blog analysis of the EPA's climate rules (er, from Common Resources)

Environmental Economics

The big headline is 30% emissions cuts from the power sector relative to 2005 by 2030. Also, remember that emissions have declined since 2005 – a good chunk of that 30% is already baked in. Nathan Richardson: [Monday], EPA announced proposed performance standards for existing power plants under the Clean Air Act (also known as the existing source performance standards, or ESPS).

2014 171

Environmental Economics: Beach hardening: market vs non-market values

Environmental Economics

Got a question about environmental economics? Recent Comments John Whitehead on What I did today instead of blogging Rene Salinas on What I did today instead of blogging Timtaylor Home on My name is Kingof Socks Tim Haab on How is economics like Fight Club?

The University of Kentucky's economics PhD program just moved up one notch in the SEC rankings

Environmental Economics

Like many public universities, the University of Florida faced significant budget cuts in the recent economic downturn. But it is rare for an economics program to be on the chopping block. If a program in economics isn't safe, is any?

"Gary S. Becker, 83, Nobel Winner Who Applied Economics to Everyday Life, Dies"

Environmental Economics

Becker, a Nobel prize-winning economics professor and longtime columnist for Business Week whose research illuminated motivations about such aspects of everyday life as marriage, crime, addiction, racial discrimination and birthrates, died on Saturday in Chicago.   In his 1992 Nobel lecture, Professor Becker described how he employed economics to analyze social issues outside the discipline’s traditional range of vision. From the NY Times obit :  Gary S.

2014 143

Birds, Birding and Economic Gains on a Restored Coast

Nature Conservancy - Science

Between 1955 and 2005, the preserve and surrounding areas lost 124 acres of coastal land, largely due to storm-driven erosion. Piping plover chick. Photo by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. ByElizabeth Schuster, environmental economist.

Economic History in 10 Minutes

The Green Changemakers

Humanity has benefited in many obvious ways from this economic evolution: the gift economy really only worked when we lived in small bands and had almost no possessions to speak of. But, back to our tour of economic history. Tags: Economics

2010 52

Chart of the Day: We're Driving Less and Less and. - Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Vehicle miles traveled per person plateaued in 2005 and then started declining dramatically in 2008. Inspiring, relevant, smart audiobooks: sustainability, progressive economics, health, engaging fiction. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture.

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The Flawed Economics of Nuclear Power

The Green Changemakers

From 2000 to 2005, an average of 4,000 megawatts of nuclear generating capacity was added each year. Since 2005, this has dropped to only 1,000 megawatts of additional capacity per year. The reason for this extraordinary gap between the construction of nuclear power plants and wind farms is simple: wind is much more attractive economically. Tags: Energy Economics [link] Lester R.

2008 40

Abbey inflates the costs of red imported fire ants by 5. No wonder Mark totally ignores her rhetoric. SAD!

Environmental Economics

Not totally trusting a The Nature Conservancy report I Google Scholared "red imported fire ant" + cost and found Pimentel, Zuniga and Morrison (2005). "Update on the environmental and economic costs associated with alien-invasive species in the United States."

2016 153

How Much Do Wetlands Reduce Property Damage During Storms and Hurricanes?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Typhoon Haiyan in 2013: after each of these extreme events, there were a number of stories of how wetlands, reefs and dunes reduced the risk of flooding in specific places and communities.

Smart Grid Coalition Presents Views to House Democratic Caucus on Job Creation and Support for Economic Recovery

Green Life Smart Life

Earlier today, at the invitation of the House Democratic Caucus, representatives of the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG) presented their views on smart grid development, job creation, and economic recovery to over 200 Members of the House at the body’s annual Issues Retreat. . Investing in the smart grid means investing in every state in ways that provide local jobs and local benefits as well as supporting our economic recovery and our environmental goals.&#.

How long will it be before REPeC has Bass curves for each of their registered authors?

Environmental Economics

"Time series citation data: the Nobel Prize in economics."  The citation trajectories of Nobel Prize winners in economics are analyzed here from 1930 to 2005. This figure is from Bjork, Samuel, Avner Offer, and Gabriel Söderberg. "Time

2014 180

Micro-Financed Straw Houses For Pakistan Are Quake-Proof

Green Prophet

After the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, Pakistan Straw Bale and Appropriate Building (PAKSBAB) was set up to protect people’s homes against extreme weather conditions. Twice as energy efficient as a conventional house, straw bale makes for environmentally friendly earthquake-proof homes.

RePEc can't be bought. because there is nothing to buy

Environmental Economics

It is to maximize global welfare, to use terminology from economics, by enhancing the dissemination of economic research for the publishers, the authors and the readers. Furthermore, RePEc is actually just a set of principles of how to organize metadata about publications in economics.   I put App State's Departmental Working Paper Series online in 2005 (it has been managed by Ash Morgan since 2009). Economics Bulletin is #11?). 164 - Land Economics.

2016 126

First rule of good policy: If you're p **g everyone off, you're probably onto something*

Environmental Economics

John Kasich’s tax package took body blows yesterday from the left and right of the economic philosophical spectrum. Meanwhile, the liberal group One Ohio Now said the income-tax cuts are a poor strategy for economic growth, pointing to the state’s job-growth performance since tax cuts started in 2005. The conservative Tax Foundation, based in Washington, D.C.,

2015 138

This is why you should never read your own blog

Environmental Economics

Matt Kahn: Over the last couple of weeks, I have been re-reading the roughly 2600 blog posts I have written since 2005.    The reason I sat down to read through all of them is that I knew that I did post some good material related to environmental and urban economics and I've now extracted that material and I'm rewriting it into a new free e-book I will release on environmental and urban economics.

2013 155

A presidential candidate that doesn't make me even a little uncomfortable

Environmental Economics

He also served as Senior Economist for Energy and Environment on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during 2005–2006. At Duke University, Dr. Newell is the Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Public Policy. Richard G. Newell named next president of RFF: Resources for the Future (RFF) today announced the appointment of Richard G.

2016 130

Not to brag, but "13 out of 13"

Environmental Economics

Phil Miller: Here' s a short - 13 questions - economic literacy quiz produced by the Minneapolis Fed.  Bonus:  there's even a sports economics question. The 13 question quiz included an environmental economics question: Which of the following approaches to pollution control makes the best use of a country's economic resources? Prohibiting economic activities that cause pollution or harm the environment.

2011 122

Conclusion: Canadians don't know how markets are supposed to work

Environmental Economics

Published in a recent issue of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics , the study is believed the first peer-reviewed study on this issue in Canada. It was conducted by Richard Vyn, a professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Ryan McCullough, a former U of G graduate student and now a policy analyst for Health Canada.

2014 160

AERE Workshops: 1985-2009

Environmental Economics

1988, Marine and Sport Fisheries: Economic Valuation and Management -- Seattle, Washington. 1994, Integrating the Environment and the Economy: Sustainable Development and Economic/Ecological Modeling -- Boulder, Colorado. 1997, Economic Analysis of Ecosystems -- Annapolis, Maryland.

2013 176

A carbon tax in a congressional budget proposal?

Environmental Economics

The Energy Information Administration found that a similar proposal would result in carbon emissions reductions of 26% below 2005 levels by 2020.   The Economic Policy Institute says that: Net of this rebate, carbon pricing would raise over $1.1

2013 158

I just might know an expert in estimating the value of outdoor recreation

Environmental Economics

If you are going to calculate the economic impacts of outdoor recreation , maybe, just maybe, you might want to consult with an expert who has a book on valuation methods with chapter titles like: "Modeling the Demand for Recreation," and "Single Site Demand Estimation," and "Site Choice Models." " Outdoor recreation is an economic colossus: its reach is massive, its wealth enormous, and its influence continues to grow as more boots hit the ground.

2016 126

Environment and Trade: A Handbook - Second Edition

The Green Changemakers

MB) UNEP, IISD, IISD, 2005. The first edition of the handbook (2001) was a widely acclaimed success, and it has now been completely updated for 2005, with new sections on the Doha agenda and regional trade and investment agreements, as well as analysis of new WTO panel rulings.

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Perfect substitutes: Gulf of Mexico water quality and minor league baseball!

Environmental Economics

Biloxi’s population has declined 10% (to 45,000) since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the 2010 oil spill must have added to the economic destruction.

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Reindeer moon

Environmental Economics

Here is a 2005 reindeer economics post : From the WSJ's  Evening Wrap : How much is one of Santa's reindeer worth? Hat tip: Comics Curmudgeon (follow the links and look for the moon synonym).

2013 170

This blog makes an appearance in the research literature :)

Environmental Economics

A meta-analysis based on a sample of 129 papers published in Resource and Energy Economics, Ecological Economics and Environmental and Resource Economics between 2005 and 2011 is conducted. Reference:  Romain Crastes and Pierre-Alexandre Mahieu, (2014) ''Contingent valuation versus choice experiments: a meta-analysis application exploring the determinants of the time for publication acceptance'',  Economics Bulletin , Vol.

2014 148

Steady state environmental policy

Environmental Economics

Even if the United States takes no explicit action to regulate greenhouse gases, emissions of carbon dioxide and other climate-altering substances will grow slowly over the next two decades, not returning to 2005 levels until 2027, according to a new projection from the Energy Information Administration, the research branch of the Energy Department. From the blog formerly known as Green, Inc.:

Development: Time to leave GDP behind

The Green Changemakers

Dethroning GDP When GDP was instituted seven decades ago, it was a relevant signpost of progress: increased economic activity was credited with providing employment, income and amenities to reduce social conflict and prevent another world war. Adjusted economic measures.

The benefits of environmental regulations cannot be simply willed away (and why I'm too slow to be an Ivy-Leaguer)

Environmental Economics

  By requiring cost-benefit analysis, Reagan’s Executive Order promised to reduce the cost of regulation by selecting only those regulations that promised to provide benefits in excess of costs, thus promoting environmental improvements without over-burdening economic growth after the lean economic times of the 1970’s.

2018 118

A bit of Land Grant University history

Environmental Economics

  That is one reason why it was so special to be invited to give the the 30th annual Rod Ziemer lecture Thursday, April 7 in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia. There is no webpage for the 2016 lecture but here is a description from 2005: The annual lecture series began in 1986 in memory of former UGA graduate student Rod Ziemer, who died in a car accident in Texas in 1984.

2016 143

Rethinking GNP: From welfare to cost

The Green Changemakers

Economists and politicians alike treat GNP as the best measure of economic welfare. Nonetheless, numerous surveys suggest that most Americans believe their economic welfare is declining. In fact, most serious economists recognise that GNP is a fairly poor measure of economic welfare.

2011 52

Saudi Peak Oil Could Affect World in 2012

Green Prophet

But Hamilton considers peak oil from an economic perspective in his paper Oil Prices, Exhaustible Resources, and Economic Growth. Total production from OPEC has essentially been flat since 2005, mostly due to the decline in Saudi production.

Hurricane Sandy has become the climate change lobby's besty

Environmental Economics

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that last year ranked as the second-costliest in terms of natural disasters since 1980 — lagging only 2005 when Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans.

Why Cultural Diversity Is as Essential to Human Survival as Biological Diversity

Green (Living) Review

Fast forward to 2005 in Durban, South Africa, where some of the inhabitants of the tin-roofed shacks of the city created a blockade on Kennedy Road to protest the sale of land originally promised to the poor for building homes, but subsequently offered to a commercial developer.

A benefit-cost analysis of a red drum stock enhancement program in South Carolina

Environmental Economics

In order to assess a continued program, in 2005 a mail survey was used to collect data for estimating the economic benefits with the contingent valuation method. The net present values (NPVs) for the stocking program are positive suggesting that the program would have been economically efficient relative to no program. Rhodes, J. Whitehead, T. Smith and M. Denson  [link]. Published online: 11 May 2018.

"Noahpinion: The backlash to the backlash against p-values"

Environmental Economics

In 2005 we had a famous paper that used simulations to show that " most published research findings [should be] false " Now, in 2015, we have a meta-analysis showing that the effect of p-hacking, though real, is probably quantitatively small. Most economics papers that I read have sample sizes large enough (and not too large) that the p-values are meaningful. Discussion – describe the economic importance of your results; interpret marginal effects, elasticities, etc.;

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