E-bikes vs. standard bicycles

Green (Living) Review

Yes, using a standard bicycle, especially a single-speed one, takes more effort in pedaling and especially up inclines, the robustness and easy of maintenance tends to beat it hands down. Oh, what about climbing hills with the standard bike with no or very few gears?”

2020 152

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.

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More on flexible carbon standards from RFF

Environmental Economics

It calls for “approaches that allow the use of market-based instruments, performance standards, and other regulatory flexibilities.” A tradable performance standard or similar flexible approach would show ambition to squeeze substantial GHG reductions out of the CAA.

2013 170

Don’t Lower Your Standards


I heard Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie say, “I know how quickly, in the face of sustained mediocrity, we collectively lower our standards, so that unacceptable things suddenly become not so bad.” Don’t accept lower standards.

2017 81

Standards over incentives in the inaugural address

Environmental Economics

The administration plans to supplement that step by adopting new energy efficiency standards for home appliances and buildings, a seemingly small advance that can have a substantial impact by reducing demand for electricity.

2013 181

Secrets Revealed: Class Standards for Yoga Studios.

Elephant Journal

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2015 96

Slut Shaming & Double Standards.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Equal Rights Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) double standard men''s sexuality promiscuity sexy women slut shaming slut walk stand up for women supporting women women and sex women dressing like sluts women dressing sexy women sexuality women wearing slutty clothes women''s health women''s rights

2013 78

Benefit-cost analysis of the renewable fuel standard

Environmental Economics

Tim Devaney: The Obama administration set new standards Monday for ethanol levels in fuel, enraging competing industries that had battled for months to influence the contentious regulations. The final renewable fuel standard (RFS) unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is more stringent than an earlier version of the rule proposed in May but falls short of the threshold set forth in a 2007 law. is a bad idea) then a higher standard is an even worse idea.

Fuel 130

Is the IPCC's science the gold standard or questionnable?

Environmental Economics

However, he said the draft makes the assumption that the IPCC is “the gold standard” for sea level rise information.  As Colbert transitions the NC Sea Level Rise panel continues its work: The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission’s science panel made a few final adjustments Monday to the draft five-year update to its sea level rise report before agreeing it was ready for peer review. 

IPCC 164

Feminism Double-Standard.

Elephant Journal

Not to mention Superman, Batman, etc etc etc etc etc etc. So let’s all get together and try and love one another right now, shall we? We’re in this silly world together. We’ve got to deal with silly media catering to our silly insecurities, together. Maitri is the answer.

2013 103

Renewable portfolio standards don't raise prices?

Environmental Economics

 The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires that a state's utilities purchase a given percentage of their power from low carbon sources such as wind, solar and hydro. What the CAP article does not discuss is the incidence of the RPS standards. Matt Kahn : An interesting debate is playing out.  The Center for American Progress  (CAP) has put out a policy brief that argues that green energy purchase mandates do not raise local electricity prices.

Renew 133

My superlative standards about beauty

Elephant Journal

Last week, I got my braces removed! I know that is supposed to be a happy news and to be bookmarked for eternity; and I was happy too until the day after they got off. What could have possibly changed overnight and that too while my mind was not chattering and I was asleep. In […].

2018 56

If you want to know what to think about the EPA's move to relax fuel economy standards.

Environmental Economics

My knee jerk reaction was faux anger -- everything Pruitt seems to reek and the 2012 standards were supported by benefit-cost analysis  (1, 2). I'm glad I did as Virginia McConnell and Alan Krupnick wrote this on Friday ( We Need to Take a Longer View of Fuel Economy Standards ): The announcement this week that the Trump administration is reopening the CAFE/GHG rules for light-duty vehicles was expected.

2018 125

The Country with the Curviest Body Standard.

Elephant Journal

Anorexic as standard? “See Pics: Ideal Body Images From Around the World.” ” The US doesn’t come out looking so bad. China? So: Can We Retire the Phrase “Real Women,” Please? Can we practice Maitri, instead of unhealthy counter-productive self-obsession?

2015 109

One problem with fuel efficiency standards

Environmental Economics

Broken record time, incentive-based environmental policy can be superior to environmental standards: In the race to claim ever-higher fuel-economy numbers and keep up with government regulations, automakers are rolling out hybrids and electric cars aplenty at this week’s Detroit auto show.

A comparison of random effects Poisson with and without clustered standard errors

Environmental Economics

A referee asked for clustered standard errors, which Limdep doesn't do on top of a random effects panel estimator. The random effects Poisson results are in column (3) and the random effects Poisson with clustered standard errors results are in column (4).

2014 187

Fuel Economy Standards Are Essential to Our Health, Environment and Economy

Conservancy Talk

But by the 1975 deadline set by Congress, all new cars were equipped with catalytic converters and the standards were attained. And if California received a waiver and moved forward with tighter controls, other states were authorized to adopt the California standards as well.

Cleaner Tailpipe Standards - It's Time to Act

Sierra Club Compass

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose "Tier 3" cleaner tailpipe standards. Automakers, public health groups, the United Auto Workers, and environmental groups all support cleaner tailpipe standards.

EPA Carbon Standards Give Our Kids a Fighting Chance

Sierra Club Compass

These standards won''t just take a big bite out of climate disruption, they’ll also help us tackle other serious power plant pollution that threatens our health, air and water - pollutants including soot, smog, and mercury.

2014 114

New Energy Efficiency Standards Announced

Sierra Club Compass

He wanted to set efficiency standards for appliances and federal buildings that, combined with the first term standards, will reduce carbon pollution by at least 3 billion metric tons cumulatively by 2030.

"Alert regarding possible fake submissions testing editorial standards"

Environmental Economics

The submissions in question were so blatantly in breach of basic ethics rules that we suspect they may have been deliberate attempts to test our editorial standards. All of the above points are relatively easy to spot, and given the fact that many obvious breaches were simultaneously included in all of the articles it does appear to be an attempt to uncover journals with loose editorial standards.

2013 131

Are there differential review standards at economics journals?

Environmental Economics

Some distinguished scholars seem to think that too. https://t.co/IzhpW79QrN. IzhpW79QrN. John C. Whitehead (@johnwhitehead81) January 18, 2016

2016 116

Sick of low Relationship Standards?

Elephant Journal

Once the new-love chemicals fade, our problems resurrect—until we. Arts Enlightened Society Love benefits of journaling dating ourselves journalling self love self-care

2017 62

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Cuts Ties to.

PR Watch

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Cuts Ties to ALEC. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer. Rebekah Wilce. Harriet Rowan.

RFF: "Questions about the Trump Administration’s Cost-Benefit Analysis for its Proposal to Freeze the CAFE Standards"

Environmental Economics

Krupnick, Joshua Linn, and Virginia McConnell: In April, we wrote a  blog post  responding to the Trump administration’s announcement that it was preparing to weaken the fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) standards hammered out in 2011 by the Obama administration. This is an abrupt change from the Obama standards, which would have continued reducing emissions. Alan J.

2018 100

“The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.”

Elephant Journal

"The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.". Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Equal Rights Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only

2013 82

Unity College Sets the Standard for Passive Living

Living Green & Saving Energy

Maine’s Unity College is setting a new standard for eco-friendliness on its campus. You thought the potato-powered light bulb and solar-powered garage door were innovative and cool, but you haven’t seen anything yet! This fall 10 students moved into Unity’s TerraHaus, the first Passive House certified residence on a U.S. college campus. The strict Passive [.].

2012 141

Unity College Sets the Standard for Passive Living

Living Green & Saving Energy

Maine’s Unity College is setting a new standard for eco-friendliness on its campus. You thought the potato-powered light bulb and solar-powered garage door were innovative and cool, but you haven’t seen anything yet! This fall 10 students moved into Unity’s TerraHaus, the first Passive House certified residence on a U.S. college campus. The strict Passive [.].

2012 141

Communities call for strong EPA pollution standards near oil refineries

Sierra Club Compass

The EPA is also proposing to require monitoring of air concentrations at the fenceline of refinery facilities to ensure proposed standards are being met and that neighboring communities are not being exposed to unintended emissions.

Oil 98

LEAKED: Secret Trade Document Reveals Weak Environmental Standards

Sierra Club Compass

The leaked environment chapter text falls flat on the standard for environment chapters from the past seven years. The veil has finally been lifted from the controversial environment chapter of what could be the largest free trade pact in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.

First Day of EPA Carbon Pollution Standard Hearings a Success!

Sierra Club Compass

crowds gathered to speak out in favor of the carbon pollution standard, packing the hearing all day. There supporters also outnumbered opposition to EPA''s standard by large number. Hundreds and hundreds of people gathered in Washington, D.C.,

Daily Demand and Supply: Supporting evidence for the standard minimum wage example

Environmental Economics

The simple minimum wage example in a principles of microeconomics goes something like this:  If the minimum price of labor (wage) is set above the existing equilibrium wage in the market for labor, the result will be a decrease in the quantity demanded for labor (hiring), and an increase in the quantity supplied of labor (more people want to work at higher wages).  The result in a surplus of workers willing to work at the minimum wage (unemployment).

2017 122

Sainsbury's commits to BUAV's humane cosmetics standard

Green (Living) Review

Qualifying for the BUAV's Humane Cosmetics Standard is a rigorous and stringent process.

#Youlookdisgusting: The Real Face of Social Media’s Beauty Standards. {Powerful Video}

Elephant Journal

After watching the video I asked myself these questions: Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness #YOULOOKDISGUSTING acne beauty blog beauty standards Em Ford self love skin health social media

2015 85

"How does a Nobel-prize-winning economist become a victim of bog-standard selection bias?"

Environmental Economics

Andrew Gelman: Again, I’m not saying that Heckman and his colleagues are doing this. I can only assume they’re reporting what, to them, are their best estimates. Unfortunately these methods are biased. But a lot of people with classical statistics and econometrics training don’t realize this: they thing regression coefficients are unbiased estimates, but nobody ever told them that the biases can be huge when there is selection for statistical significance.

2017 109

What the New Power Plant Carbon Standard Means for Coal

Sierra Club Compass

On Friday, September 20, the Environmental Protection Agency released draft carbon pollution standards for new power plants. And now the EPA is putting a common sense standard in place, which says any new power plant built in the U.S. In the words of our Vice-President, this is a BFD.

Fracking Studies Reveal Need for Standard Reporting Requirements on Spills

Nature Conservancy - Science

Two papers on unconventional oil and gas development highlight the need for states to develop standardized data collection and reporting requirements for spills to better identify and manage risks for nature and people.

2017 67

"How Stringent Are the US EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants?"

Environmental Economics

In March 2012, the EPA announced a proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants. This article analyzes the stringency of the proposed emission standards for new electricity generating units relative to the emission rates of existing, recently constructed, and proposed units in the United States. Finally, we discuss differences among states regarding the characteristics of recently constructed and planned units as they relate to the proposed standards. Matthew J.

Delaware Needs Clean Car Standards Now

Sierra Club Compass

Thankfully, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is moving forward with clean car standards that can help us make code red days a thing of the past. DNREC is accepting public comments on its proposal to reduce air pollution with clean car standards.

The living standards squeeze tightens as minimum cost of living soars by 25% since downturn

Green (Living) Review

The findings are part of JRF’s annual Minimum Income Standard (MIS) , which is based on the goods and services members of the public think people need in order to have a minimum acceptable standard of living. Since the research was first published in 2008, the cost of the MIS basket has increased by 25 per cent, compared with 17 per cent for the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), the standard measure of inflation.

2013 111

U.S. Finalizes New Fuel Standards

Eco Friendly Daily

Therefore raising miles per gallon (mpg) standards on vehicles has been pushed as a way to alleviate concerns. miles per gallon standards were stagnant for about two decades at a fleet average of 27.5 Then the Obama administration raised the miles per gallon standards.

Fuel 68

The Liquid Gold Standard

Eco Friendly Daily

Every day you use it. You cook with it, drink it and bathe in it. Between 1950 and 2000, the United States’ water usage increased by over 200 percent. Today, 85 percent of the nation depends upon the public water supply.

2003 61

Wind Industry Seeks National Renewable Energy Standard

Wind Power Ninja

While this is an exciting prospect, wind power executives have stated that they would need a long-term government commitment to helping make that happen in the form of a national renewable electricity standard (RES). Government / Industry DOE Renewable Electricity StandardThe U.S. Department of Energy published a study in 2008 that showed that the U.S. could receive 20 percent of its electricity from wind by the year 2030.