Environmental Economics

Not seeing the forest for the trees?

Environmental Economics

Nancy Folbre promotes the notion of green jobs at Economix and then gets down to business: The biggest gains from investments in new renewable-energy technologies are not easily captured in private transactions, because they produce environmental services that are largely unpriced. Adopting clean-energy standards would also increase demand for clean and green production, giving private companies greater incentive to invest. standards likely create more green jobs than incentives!

Daily Demand and Supply: Who will pay for the wall if a 20% import tax is imposed?

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government (the green area), and the tax results in the Mexican TortiXXa producers receiving less revenue for the production of TortiXXa (the red area). On Wednesday, President Trump either did or didn't suggest that Mexico will pay for the construction of a border wall between the U.S.

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Friday Beer Post: Defunding the Green Climate Fund is the equivalent of a restaurant beer a month for the average American household

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One big outlay is the Green Climate Fund set up under the deal. From NPR's fact check of President Trump's Paris Climate Agreement withdrawal speech :  President Trump has repeatedly called the Paris accord a "bad deal" for the U.S. and said it will hurt the economy. President Barack Obama had committed the U.S. to contributing $3 billion to the fund, which aims to help developing countries adapt to climate change and develop low-emission energy technologies.

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Austerity for electric cars

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The 240-volt car chargers, built like little gas pumps, were provided with a federal grant routed through the state Commerce Department’s Green Business Fund.

My entry in the Department of Interior design your own logo contest

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Hat tip: The blog formerly known as Green, Inc Here are the rest fo the entries: [link].

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I'm a "green" member of the WEAI!

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To acknowledge your promptness in returning your report, WEAI is offering you a free one-year green membership. From the inbox: Dear Dr. Whitehead: Thank you for reviewing ECIN-[redacted] for Economic Inquiry.

Daily Demand and Supply: They just about nailed it*

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So if your favorite organic produce is in short demand right now, some good bets for availability and decent prices are winter squash and dark leafy greens. Organic and cage free eggs are becoming popular to the point that that some major grocery chains are reporting shortages.

The green dot indicates awesome

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"Follow the Plastic Bag Example, Nudge Polluters to Pay"

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Place the veggies before the French fries in the cafeteria, and people will eat more greens. Gernot Wagner (cross-posted from EDF Voices ): Nudge is the best kind of book.

"Q&A with UCLA's Matthew Kahn"

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Despite the hostility to markets and economic development shared by many green activists, Kahn says that "free-market capitalism" provides the most flexible - and most progressive - solution to environmental issues.

More ridiculous subsidization of green jobs

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I could take the gamble of dropping my 44 cent letter in the mail and see if the Obama Administration is willing to subsidize my "green job" (I am an environmental economist)  at 1 cent per letter. Matt Kahn: I sometimes mail out "snail mail"  Anticipating this, I own a large number of 44 cent stamps.  It crossed my mind that the first class rate is no longer $.44 44 and Google informed that it is now 45 cents.  What is an economist to do?

An environmental law prof on Atlas' environmental substance abuse

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

Are renewable subsidies for electric cars a good deal?

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

A new paper for which you may have no interest

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 For each of the different combinations, half of the respondents were told the development would incorporate green design and building features, while the other half were not.  Calgarians are more likely to vote for a downtown arena complex if it is built with green techniques.

Two mini bagels or too many bagels? Redux

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waiting in lines]), I now attempt to partially redeem myself with a repetitive link to the blog formerly known as Green, Inc. :  Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States from January through March were the lowest of any recorded for the first quarter of the year since 1992, the federal Energy Information Administration reports. Embarrassed by my link to USAToday  (which I read on my phone while allocating my time with a non-price mechanism [i.e.,

On precaution, innovation and going green

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A thought experiment. Suppose I were to tell you that there were a new technology available that would significantly reduce your commuting time, provide more (and individual) flexibility in your schedule, and allow you to travel further and faster than you have ever travelled before. 

Perhaps the weirdest greev vs. green we've ever posted

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A SoCal woman says the energy efficient window installed in a neighbor’s condominium is melting the plastic components on cars parked in her carport. Heather Patron of Studio City was dealing with a mystery regarding her Toyota Prius. The side view mirrors were melting,” says Patron. Anything that was plastic on the car was melting.”. Toyota told Patron nothing was wrong with the car. After having the mirrors replaced, she noticed the mirrors on the car parked next to hers were also melting.

I'm a registered Republican but I happen to agree with his findings, so what does that make me?

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No less temporal than "green jobs' in Solar and Wind (where 99% of the jobs vanish after the build out phase is over). Here's one of the comments on my colleague, Mark Partridge's, objective study of job numbers from from shale drilling in Ohio : These are the sort of things which make me embarrassed to call myself an Ohio State alum. So the jobs will be temporal?

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Steady state environmental policy

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From the blog formerly known as Green, Inc.: 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.

Memorial Day gas demand

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From the blog formerly known as Green, Inc : Are you going away this Memorial Day weekend, and how far are you going to drive? A lot of economists would like to know. The answers, when gathered for the entire population, will tell them a lot about where the nation’s economy is going. MasterCard Spending Plus has offered some interesting historical perspective, correlating Memorial Day and summer driving habits with the broader economy. Take the 2007 Memorial Day weekend, for example.

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I voted green energy

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From twitter: How should government spend $5 billion of taxpayer money currently used on green energy. — I'm glad to be influencing policy in Australia. Malcolm Roberts (@SenatorMRoberts) February 16, 2017. In general, I think that taxes or cap-and-trade are more efficient than subsidies. But, I wasn't given that option  

A personal Coasian dilemma

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Here's the situation: Backdoor neighbor A has a lush, weed-free, green lawn.  So here's the dilemma, do neighbor A and I have the right to a green lawn, or does neighbor B have the right to violate my sense of what a nice lawn should look like--or both? 

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CCA: "Economic studies make convincing case for reallocation"

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My opinion is that there is probably some evidence to allocate towards the recreational sector, but those columns of commercial and recreational values is a comparison apples and oranges (or red and green apples).

Daily Demand and Supply: Why estimating the social cost of carbon is important

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The UK government and green groups have welcomed a European Parliament move to rescue the EU's carbon trading scheme, but say deeper reforms are needed. MEPs backed a European Commission plan to freeze the auctioning of some carbon dioxide (CO2) emission allowances. The idea is to reduce the current oversupply of allowances, thereby pushing up the carbon price. Carbon trading gives heavy industry an incentive to cut CO2 emissions, which have been linked to global warming.

Thank goodness Al Gore invented the internets for days like today

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

No Freakonomics?

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

xkcd of the day: Charity

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

My guess is that the benefits of seawalls in North Carolina are.

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

Benefits and costs of EPA's mercury rule

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The skeptical environmentalist on biofuels

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

Environmental Economics: Poking holes in Ohio State Parks

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

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That's just odd

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Environmental Economics: My name is Kingof Socks

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

Environmental Economics: How is economics like Fight Club?

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

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Quote of the Day (and in the running for quote of the year)

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

Environmental Economics: YES!

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

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Environmental Economics: More on bigfoot

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Environmental Economics: uFollow

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Environmental Economics: Four paragraphs that explain how Libya.

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

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The AER is 100 years old?

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