Standards vs economic incentives

Environmental Economics

Erik Paul Johnson in Resource and Energy Economics: Renewable portfolio standards (RPSs) have become a popular tool for state governments to promote renewable electricity generation and to decrease carbon dioxide emissions within a state or region. Renewable portfolio standards are a policy tool likely to persist for many decades due to the long term goals of many state RPSs and the likely creation of a federal RPS alongside any comprehensive climate change bill.

The power of incentives

Environmental Economics

 Here's an Olympic based example of the power of incentives: Eight Olympic women's badminton players face a disciplinary hearing after being accused of "not using one's best efforts to win a match" in doubles contests that drew boos from spectators. In this case, the rules of the Olympic Badminton tournament seem to be such that there is an incentive for teams to shirk in order to advance further. 

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High energy prices and incentives

Environmental Economics

Env-Econ 101: Rising energy prices due to exhaustible resources create incentives for R&D and technological advances in alternatives US solar power will compete on price with conventional generation within three years without subsidy thanks to plummeting costs, industry leaders say. In a breakthrough for renewable generation that will lessen the dependence on fossil fuels, the cost of solar power in California is near that of gas-fired plants at times of peak demand. via www.ft.com.

Standards over incentives in the inaugural address

Environmental Economics

Dang: Mr. Obama’s path on global warming is a case study in his evolving sense of the limits of his power and his increased willingness to work around intense conservative opposition rather than seek compromise.

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Arizona Solar Panel Incentives Too Effective

Solar Power Ninja

They did intend to reduce the solar panel incentives over time but just not this quickly. “We The effects of the incentives were clear last year as more homes adopted solar panels than in the previous eight years combined, and this during a brutal economic recession. Solar Panels APS home solar panels Solar Panel Incentives

Economists respond to incentives, and other obvious findings about the academic review process

Environmental Economics

Cash incentives also reduced turnaround times, suggesting that any crowding out of intrinsic motivation is small. Social incentives  publication of turnaround times  were more effective for tenured referees than shorter deadlines or cash incentives. Cash incentives can generate significant improvements in review times and also increase referees willingness to submit reviews.

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THat's all well and good, but what is the incentive for sustainability?

Environmental Economics

Where are the incentives? " And there lies the issue: We can talk sustainability, but until the incentives are properly aligned, small businesses will forgo Sustainability for business sustainability Generally speaking, people are getting better and better all the time at managing their own environmental footprints, and the effect that they have on the planet.

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The U.S "should/shall" employ incentive-based policy to address climate change

Environmental Economics

Ben Yagoda at Lingua Franca on COP21: As the deadline approached, attention focused on one particular set of auxiliary verbs: shall (implying a commitment) and should  (implying a general wish and desire). The United States delegation was especially partial to  should. Legally binding language, such as shall, would have required that the treaty be submitted to the Senate, which would almost certainly scuttle it.

Write for Money, elephant Pays for Words: September Incentives.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) articles blogs bonus books incentives mindful money poetry story write writer writing — Inspiring (Wow “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ~ Ernest Hemingway Minimum: four new blogs a month (at least two in first two weeks, at least two in second two weeks). Want to get paid to write quality, & share it beyond the choir? 4 articles [.].

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Green Car Incentives In Germany

Eco Friendly Daily

The plan does not require that a German-made vehicle be purchased in order to attain the $3,250 incentive. Volkswagon is offering more incentives to increase vehicle purchases, offering price reductions for those using the government incentive. However, not all believe the incentive is a negative situation at all. With incentives such as the one Volkswagon is offering, that number could be higher.

Now seems like a good time to remind you of the incentives created by per gallon versus per mile gas taxes

Environmental Economics

the incentive to Drive Less!   The driving tax creates no incentive to. The administration's choice of policy will reveal the true motivation behind a gas tax:  If the motivation is to create incentives for better fuel efficiency and reduced externalities, then we will see an increase in the per gallon gas tax.    If the goal is to simply raise revenue regardless of the incentive to reduce externalities, we may see the driving tax

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Will Pay for Words: elephant journal’s August Incentives.

Elephant Journal

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but we’re paying (in actual dollars) for amazing, quality, inspiring, delightful, edgy, insightful, magical work. Minimum: four new blogs a month (at least two in first two weeks, at least two in second two weeks). The more you post, the better for you (and indie media). Must be quality, [.]. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) WAYLON: Today Only

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For all of you who callously talk about moral hazard this and perverse incentive that

Environmental Economics

And yes, I'm looking at me : Standing in the living room of their house, now full of mud, slime and debris, Helen and Peter Kelly cannot believe that Congress is bickering over disaster aid to people like them. The stories are truly heartbreaking and yes, I feel like a total heel. But still, the economics is impeccable. Am I right?

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Reviving the Commons: Using Incentives to Protect the Nation’s Sources of Fresh Water

Nature Conservancy - Science

In a newly published paper , we argue that a growing body of research and recent technological innovations suggest that “incentives rewarding private behavior” can also play a role in protecting public sources of fresh water – and implementing this new knowledge can enable funding agencies both to save money and to protect the nation’s streams and rivers. One such incentive would be to reimburse landowners more for wider buffers (Fig.

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elephant journal’s November Incentives (& October’s Paid Writers).

Elephant Journal

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” ~ Ray Bradbury Here are the winners we paid in October. Plus: Write with elephant journal, get paid if you’re consistent, quality, well-read. We’ve now paid out over $21,000 mindfully-earned dollars…to our writers. In six months. Seventh month just started: ready, set, mindfully contribute! Here’s […]. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Featured Events

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EBEC to highlight latest biomass heating innovations ahead of Renewable Heat Incentive subsidy

Green (Living) Review

EBEC (European Bioenergy Expo and Conference), the UK's largest dedicated bioenergy event, will be showcasing new biomass boiler technologies to coincide with the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme by the Department for Energy & Climate Change.

People Looking for Green Lending Incentives: URA Overwhelmed, Growing Green Demand

Eco Friendly Daily

With a general desire to build green, more people are looking for lenders willing to offer incentives for sustainable building opportunities along with the contractors with the necessary “green building” skills. While large lenders are double checking their books, smaller niche banks have been able to offer similar incentives for green building. Environment Green Building Green Incentives Urban Redevelopment Agency

Viessmann welcomes the Government’s “careful” Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) proposals

Green (Living) Review

Leading international manufacturer of domestic and commercial heating systems welcomes incentive levels which match the industry’s ability to develop, but questions “counterproductive” air source heat pump uncertainty Telford, UK – Viessmann Ltd, part of the Viessmann Group of Companies and one of the leading international manufacturers of heating systems, welcomes yesterday’s UK Government’s RHI proposal announcement on March 10, 2011.

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U.S. Challenges India’s Solar Energy Incentives at WTO: What’s at Stake

Sierra Club Compass

The transition to a clean energy economy is imperative not only to tackle the climate crisis, but also to spur development through new economic opportunities, new investment, and the creation of new green jobs. In seeking to capture these benefits, however, governments are increasingly turning to trade rules to challenge each others’ domestic renewable energy industries, thereby undermining the global clean energy transition we all seek.

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US Biodiesel Production Reaches Commercial Scale Thanks to Tax Incentives

Green Living Ideas

Enacted in 2004, the current biodiesel tax incentive program helps make the fuel competitive with petroleum based diesel. Unfortunately, the current incentive program will expire on December 31, 2009 at a time when “U.S. biodiesel production has reached commercial scale, and the nation has realized the job creation, environmental and energy security [.] [ US Biodiesel Production Reaches Commercial Scale Thanks to Tax Incentives from Green Living Ideas ].

Cash Incentives for Renewables Cost Half as Much as Tax credits

Celsias

Using the tax code to support wind and solar power significantly increases their cost. I wrote about this problem last year because project developers were selling their federal tax credits to third parties at 50 to 70 cents on the dollar. Along these lines, the Bipartisan Policy Center released a study showing that simply handing cash to clean energy developers is twice -- yes, twice -- as effective as supporting them through tax credits.

Write on Elephant Journal! Get Paid! Maybe! And here’s our top writers in September.

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Waylon Lewis 2018 get paid get paid to write incentives money September 2018 september's winners write for elephantWrite for Elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

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Write for elephant, Get Paid (December’s best Writers!)

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Featured Events authors december incentives payment winners write for elephant writers Write for elephant, change the world, get rich!*.

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Write on Elephant Journal! Get Paid! Maybe! (Here’s winners in May)

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Right Livelihood Waylon Lewis 2018 get paid get paid to write incentives May 2018 may's winners money write for elephantWrite for Elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

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Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe!

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events 2016 get paid get paid to write incentives money september 2016 september's winners write for elephantWrite for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

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Write on Elephant Journal! Get Paid! Maybe! (Here’s winners in July)

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Right Livelihood Waylon Lewis 2018 get paid get paid to write incentives july 2018 july's winners money write for elephantWrite for Elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

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Write on Elephant Journal! Get Paid! Maybe! (Here’s winners in June)

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Right Livelihood Waylon Lewis 2018 get paid get paid to write incentives June 2018 june's winners money write for elephantWrite for Elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

2018 62

Write for elephant, Get Paid. Plus, November’s best Writers!

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Featured Events authors december incentives November payment winners write for elephant writers Write for elephant, change the world, get rich!*.

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Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe! [Here’s who won in February]

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Waylon Lewis 2018 February 2018 february's winners get paid get paid to write incentives money write for elephantWrite for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

2018 63

How to Write for Elephant & Get Paid. 1. Be Consistent. 2. Share with many Readers. (Here’s winners in March)

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Waylon Lewis 2018 get paid get paid to write incentives March 2018 march's winners money write for elephantWrite for Elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

2018 62

Port of Los Angeles Pioneers International Clean Ship Incentive Program in North America and the Pacific Rim

Celsias

The Port of Los Angeles today became the first seaport in North America and the Pacific Rim to adopt an international clean air program that rewards ocean carriers for bringing their newest and cleanest vessels to the Port. The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners today formally approved an Environmental Ship Index (ESI) program to take effect July 1.

Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe! [Here’s who won in August]

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Waylon Lewis 2017 august 2017 august's winners get paid get paid to write incentives money write for elephantWrite for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

2017 65

Write for Elephant! Get Paid! If you’re Consistent & Well-loved!

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Featured Events 2015 get paid get paid to write incentives money october 2015 october's winners write for elephantWrite for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

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Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe! [Here’s who won in October]

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Waylon Lewis WAYLON: Today Only 2016 get paid get paid to write incentives money october 2016 october's winners write for elephantWrite for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

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Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe! [Here’s who won in May]

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Waylon Lewis 2017 get paid get paid to write incentives may 2017 may's winners money write for elephantWrite for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

2017 62

Write for Elephant Consistently! Get Paid! Probably!

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events 2016 august 2016 august's winners get paid get paid to write incentives money write for elephantWrite for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

2016 63

Write for Elephant! Get Paid!

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Featured Events 2015 get paid get paid to write incentives money september's winners write for elephantWrite for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

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Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe! [Here’s who won in February]

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Waylon Lewis 2017 february 2017 february's winners get paid get paid to write incentives money write for elephantWrite for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

2017 63

Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe! [Here’s who won in January]

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Waylon Lewis get paid get paid to write incentives january 2017 january's winners money write for elephantWrite for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

2017 63

Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe! [Here’s who won in November]

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Waylon Lewis 2016 get paid get paid to write incentives money november 2016 november's winners write for elephantWrite for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

2016 64

Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe! [Here’s who won in December]

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Waylon Lewis 2016 december 2016 december's winners get paid get paid to write incentives money write for elephantWrite for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

2017 63

Write for elephant, Get Paid—& July’s Winners!

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) WAYLON: Today Only elephant incentives july pay winners writers Our system is intended to: 1) establish stable goals for writers every month 2) create a cooperative, team-effort system that encourages writers to support one another.

Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe!

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Featured Events 2016 get paid get paid to write incentives july 2016 july's winners money write for elephantWrite for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed.

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