The Hidden Result of Reducing Carbon Emissions

Creating incentives for reducing emissions, we need to recognize how our carbon friendly behavior affects subsequent decisions.

The Downside of Eating Less Steak

Giving up steak takes you to an environmental decision that involves how much cows devour and what you eat instead of beef.

Incentives: Environmental Surprises

Talking to a group of us in Nantucket last night, New Yorker writer David Owen referred to the environmentally friendly community where he first lived after college. His home was a 750 square foot dwelling, so close to his neighbors…

Tradeoffs: Tesla Cost and Benefit

Electric carmaker Tesla just announced its first profitable quarter. I also learned it was able to add $40.5 million to its bottom line for selling pollution credits to other auto makers. States like California have a zero emission requirement for…

Green New Yorkers

Think about life in the city. A one-bedroom apartment might have 1000 square feet located next to several other similar dwellings and all are heated and cooled by the same source. You walk nearby to get your groceries and take…