Clash of the Titans

Environmental Economics

That seems to be the thinking among a growing number of Columbus’ business and social titans as they consider who would be a good replacement for retired Ohio State University President E. I will be getting a new boss sometime in the next year or's a rumor: If you’re going to dream, you might as well dream big.

High schoolers interested in sustainability?

Environmental Economics

The purchase of clean, renewable wind energy capacity equates to approximately 25 percent of the entire Columbus campus electricity load, and is one of the single largest purchases of actual renewable energy by any university in the country. If anyone knows of outstanding high school students who are looking. to major in sustainability at a major land grant university, I happen to know of a new program that just might fit the bill. 

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Just Drill, Baby

Environmental Economics

  Sure, it reduces reliance on food from those other evil suburbs around Columbus, but it also makes my food more expensive, reduces my choices--where am I going to get my unsustainable seafood if I can't import from the Chesapeake Bay region--and makes me generally worse off. Romney is to predict that a full-blown energy plan will create 3 million jobs in energy sectors and other areas, part of an ambitious effort to create 12 million jobs during a Romney presidency. "I

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When the negative externality is lost jobs (and churches), higher taxes are ok?

Environmental Economics

I'm using "higher taxes" loosely here, but in the same way that anti-regulatory folks call any price increase a higher tax: American Electric Power, which is based in Columbus, Ohio, is proposing a $1 billion retrofit to allow the plant to continue burning coal and has asked Kentucky regulators to approve a 30 percent increase in electricity rates to pay for the work.

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People's Climate March draws more than 400,000

Sierra Club Compass

"Coursing through Midtown, from Columbus Circle to Times Square and the Far West Side, the People's Climate March was a spectacle even for a city known for doing things big." So Among those marching were United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon, former vice president Al Gore, and New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who just announced that the city was committing to and 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Are you willing to pay $7 per month to reduce pollution related deaths and asthma incidence?

Environmental Economics

The Columbus-based utility released its plan yesterday for complying with the proposal, while also asking for Congress to intervene. The costs of complying with the new rules would hit Ohio customers in their monthly bills, with electricity costs rising by 10 percent to 15 percent over the next few years, in addition to other rate increases that would happen anyway, said Nick Akins, AEP president.

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From My Inbox - Earth Day CupCakes in NYC

Green Earth Journey

For pick up, customers can call any of the four NYC bakery locations: 1) Bleecker St 212.462.2572 2) Columbus 212.724.8101 3) Rock Center 212.767.1123 4) Grand Central 212.682.3588 Additional information on the Earth Day Cupcakes and the Plant A Billion Trees charity is available upon request. We would be happy to put you in touch with Magnolia’s President and Chief Baking Officer, Bobbie Lloyd who can discuss baking tips, quick recipes ideas and more!

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Whither hydrogen?

Environmental Economics

Cue flash forward music to today's Columbus Dispatch. "Globally, we are seeing widespread government and private support for fuel-cell technology, and it is important that we do not lose our competitive edge," said Bill Dawson, president and CEO of Nextech Materials, a Lewis Center company that makes the thin ceramic membranes that are a component of fuel-cell stacks. Cue flashback music. On December 21, 2005, I wrote. By January 1, 2016 more than one major U.S.

People's Climate March draws more than 400,000

Sierra Club Compass

"Coursing through Midtown, from Columbus Circle to Times Square and the Far West Side, the People's Climate March was a spectacle even for a city known for doing things big." So Among those marching were United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon, former vice president Al Gore, and New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who just announced that the city was committing to and 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Made In USA Brand Celebrates Labor Day Every Day

Green (Living) Review

Columbus, Ohio, September 01, 2012 : Labor Day honors the contributions and achievements of American workers. Shoppers are becoming increasingly interested in buying local and purchasing goods made in America, because they associate them with American jobs and quality products,” stated Marcie Gabor, President, Made in USA Brand; Principal, Conrad Phillips Vutech.

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Whodathunk it? If you remove subsidies, prices go up.

Environmental Economics

The Scioto (pronounced Sigh-OH-ta) River is best described as a murky stream of brownish muck--sometimes a torrent after a lot of rain, or snow melt, that meanders through central Ohio, eventually merging with the Olentangy (pronounced OH-lin-tan-jee) River in downtown Columbus.  John likes to point out the inefficiency of subsidizing flood insurance for coastal residents.    But the inefficiencies aren't limited to coast states. 

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Animal Planet To Premiere Documentary About Bronx Zoo’s Cobra


Like this one : “Does anyone know if the Whole Foods in Columbus Circle sells organic mice?&#. “We’re looking for raw, untapped talent,&# said Marjorie Kaplan , president of Animal Planet. Remember how the Bronx Zoo Cobra started a Twitter and some of his tweets were actually pretty great? Well, we just got a press release from Animal Planet, and it looks like the cobra is about to be made into a reality show star!

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Going to Ohio for the Midwest Birding Symposium. Wait, Ohio?

10,000 Birds

PRO – The American Federation of Labor was founded in Columbus, Ohio in December of 1886. PRO – Seven Presidents of the United States were from Ohio. By the time you read this post I will still be in New York but I’ll be looking forward to leaving for the 2011 Midwest Birding Symposium in Lakeside, Ohio. Kind of. Mostly.

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Daily Demand and Supply: The future for peanut butter is now

Environmental Economics

The Columbus-based company has raised the price of its 16-ounce jars of natural peanut butter twice since mid-September, for an increase of 70?cents cents to $3.99, said Brian Giunta, senior vice president. On September 28, I wrote : Due to drought (supply decrease), peanut butter prices are expected to rise in November. It's November: If you haven’t bought peanut butter in a while, get ready for a price shock.

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Nurses Say No To Tar Sands

Sierra Club Compass

Karen Higgins, a Boston-based nurse and NNU co-president, agreed with Sen. Kari Columbus, a nurse from Kansas City, Kansas, sees the impacts of tar sands daily on herself, her children and her patients. “We                  Senator Boxer, center, with the representatives of National Nurses United. The Senate was buzzing yesterday about the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Quote of the Day: "The fact is places like Ohio were getting dramatically cleaner anyways"

Environmental Economics

From the front page of the Columbus Dispatch : As President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday easing environmental regulations, he said to coal miners standing nearby: "You know what it says, right? You're going back to work. But it's not quite that simple. The announcement could have mixed effects in Ohio, where cheap natural gas, mechanization and competitive renewable technologies have contributed to an industry-wide move away from coal. "That's

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Understanding Waste Decomposition

Eco Friendly Daily

80 years before Columbus landed in the New World. Bush was re-elected as President of the United States. In January, Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States. The problem with our species is that we tend to look in the short term, and not the long term like we should. We burn fossil fuels now because the worry of raised sea levels and climate catastrophe is 90 years away (or possibly sooner).

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Hall County to Hold Ceremony for Cleaner School Buses, Georgia’s First School System to Fuel with Propane Autogas

Green (Living) Review

Eric Arnold, Vice President Mark Terry, General Manager Jay McDuffie, Business Manager Shooter Roberts, Territory Manager After the unveiling of the district's 20 new propane autogas powered school buses, Mr. Schofield, Mr. Horlock, Mr. Mouw, Mr. Arnold and Mr. Wilkins will be available for interviews. Hall County to host “Georgians Supporting Georgians for a Greener Community” event, featuring dignitary speeches, key hand-off ceremony and school buses on display.

An assault on the academy!*

Environmental Economics

'"I am grateful to Governor Kasich, whose proposed budget reflects the unquestionable financial challenges of the day, as well as the understanding that higher education and our state's long-term strength are inextricably linked," said OSU President E. " ' - Columbus Dispatch Gee's base salary is $802,125, with a total compensation package of $1.6 million, making him the highest paid public university president in the United States.

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"Why Dropping the Paris Agreement May not Matter Anyways."

Environmental Economics

  Whatever the President prefers, Americans have chosen higher gas mileage, fewer smokestacks, and fewer carbon emissions.

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Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Conservancy Talk

Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, delivered at the Forum on July 19, 2017, in London. Bioswale on Columbus street in Manhattan. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. The 2017 Global Insurance Forum brought together more than 500 global insurance executives, regulators, academics and policy makers to discuss the role of the insurance industry in building global risk resiliency.

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New Solutions reports (

The Green Changemakers

Instead of propping up failing financial institutions, the new president must inject investment into the real economy… [link] Farmer in Chief By Michael Pollan October 9, 2008 Dear Mr. President-Elect, It may surprise you to learn that among the issues that will occupy much of your time in the coming years is one you barely mentioned during the campaign: food.

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