E-bikes vs. standard bicycles

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While I personally do have an e-bike (a Gtech one) and have been very happy with it, the maintenance of one, especially when it comes to tire repair of the back, this is where the motor is in this one, aside from the fact that the lifespan of the battery is only a few years and then getting a new one seems difficult, the old-fashioned standard, and I stress standard, bicycle has still a great deal going for it.

2020 147

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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Slut Shaming & Double Standards.

Elephant Journal

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2013 78

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. One option is to make more ambitious elements of the standards severable, so that a court can reject them without eviscerating the entire program.

2013 131

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. Those standards would echo the sharp increase in fuel economy that the administration required from automakers in the first term.

2013 139

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

Don’t Lower Your Standards

Eccorazzi

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. It has been a while since I was active in my wee cottage industry of responding to self-absorbed speciesist articles in the press. I was getting my hopes up that perhaps they were done for. I needn’t have.

2017 62

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

Secrets Revealed: Class Standards for Yoga Studios.

Elephant Journal

Yoga Yoga Practice Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today business class standards secrets yoga business yoga studio yoga studio ownerAs the resident "non-secret holder" of any group I've been a part of, it feels very natural for me to expose my thoughts and feelings as a way of connecting with myself and others.

2015 71

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.

President Obama Announces New Truck Efficiency Standards

Sierra Club Compass

In a speech today in Maryland, President Obama directed his administration to move forward with standards to make our tractor trailers and commercial vehicles more efficient. Already the administration has set historic standards for passenger vehicles of 54.5 These truck standards are another step to slash oil use, save Americans money and bring down carbon pollution. It is critical that the new standards developed by EPA and DOT are strong.

"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 61

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

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

Elephant Journal

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2013 82

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. Be here now. Stop fidgeting. Just […].

2013 79

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? Maitri: *Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture

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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). The biggest difference between the two is the standard error on the MISSICK coefficient, which is 72% higher in column (4). The other standard errors are, on average, 27% lower in column (4) compared to column (3).

2014 144

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

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 43

Cleaner Tailpipe Standards - It's Time to Act

Sierra Club Compass

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose "Tier 3" cleaner tailpipe standards. These standards would require refineries to produce cleaner-burning gasoline beginning in 2017, and automakers to phase-in advanced pollution control technology to reduce tailpipe pollution beginning in the 2017 model year. 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. I''ve been thinking about this news all weekend, and I keep coming back to one thing - this new standard gives my daughter, and all today''s kids, a fighting chance at a safe and promising future.

2014 87

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. Earlier this summer in his climate plan speech, President Obama spoke of new energy efficiency rules to cut down our emissions.

#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

"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.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Cuts Ties to.

PR Watch

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Cuts Ties to ALEC. The national certifying body for teachers in the United States, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), participated in the Education Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) until April 2012. 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.

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.

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 105

5 Double Standards Women Face Every Day. ~ Zenna James {Video}

Elephant Journal

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2013 67

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. Leslie Fields, director of the Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships program for the Sierra Club, testified at the hearing as well, calling on EPA to create the strongest standard possible and enforce it.

Oil 76

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. Today's leaked text—which is both unenforceable and does not include obligations to uphold commitments made under environmental treaties—does not meet the standard set by Congress. 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. At the hearing, one leader estimated the hearing speakers in favor of EPA''s carbon pollution standard outnumbered the opposition by around 50 to 1. Hundreds and hundreds of people gathered in Washington, D.C.,

CIWEM raises the roof in environmental standards

Green (Living) Review

CIWEM celebrated the importance of this year’s theme ‘changing cities, building opportunities’ with the construction of its new headquarters, conference and members’ facility which will meet the ‘BREEAM Excellent’ standard and feature a brown roof and other renewable and energy efficient technologies. October 1st marked World Habitats Day.

7 Lessons I Teach My Students that are Not Found in the Common Core Standards.

Elephant Journal

Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Inspiring (Wow) classroom common core standards families For Children learning life teachingWe are all much more complicated than what can be printed in any textbook. Kids arrive in my class with a thirst to explore the deeper things of life. I have the privilege of living.

2016 64

Sainsbury's commits to BUAV's humane cosmetics standard

Green (Living) Review

All of Sainsbury's own brand cosmetics and toiletries will now carry the BUAV's Leaping Bunny logo Sainsbury's has become the first major supermarket to sign up all its own brand cosmetics and toiletries, over 200 products in total, to the Humane Cosmetics Standard and be certified free from animal testing by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV). Qualifying for the BUAV's Humane Cosmetics Standard is a rigorous and stringent process.

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. What does the standard do specifically, and what does it mean for the future of energy? Let's break it down: New coal-fired power plants will have to meet a standard of 1,100 lbs of carbon per megawatt hour of energy produced.

NIST Releases Long Awaited Standards Report

Green Life Smart Life

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released its draft of standards on Thursday, laying out a roadmap and initial plans for utilities, vendors and service providers to adopt smart grid technology. From the report: NIST developed a three-phase plan to accelerate the idenfication of standards while establishing a robust framework for the longer-term evolution of the standards and establishment of testing and certification procedures.

2009 44

Defy Convention: Set your Own Standards.

Elephant Journal

While the image of perfection makes so many of us feel inadequate, the notion of vulnerability or real, raw truth make us. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) convention honesty perfection social media truth

2016 64

Defying Society’s Standards of Grieving.

Elephant Journal

As you probably know, the universe has a sense of humor. How that humor has been playing out in my life as of late is that I am grieving while practicing as a grief counselor. Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Writer's Contest June 1-14 grief Grieving lessons let it in letting grief in loss society's expectations surrender

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. Last week, at a public hearing in Dover, Sierra Club delivered the message that DNREC must finalize these clean car standards as soon as possible. DNREC is accepting public comments on its proposal to reduce air pollution with clean car standards.