The Hidden Result of Reducing Carbon Emissions

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

How Healthcare Spending Resembles the Steam Engine

While retail health clinics were supposed to cut healthcare spending, they might be increasing costs because of extra visits caused by their convenience.

The Unexpected Consequences of More Efficient Lighting

Like 19th century English coal, more efficient and cheap LED lights can mean people and businesses use it more because of the lower opportunity cost.

It’s Not Easy Being Green

In our school parking lot, we have prime spaces that are reserved for employees who drive a hybrid or electric car. After reading Ed Glaeser’s new paper, “The Supply of Environmentalism,” I realized that bestowing these tangible benefits on green…

Gas Tax or CAFE?

The goal is energy conservation. But what is the best way? During the end of August, our newest fuel economy standards were announced. Now CAFE, our Corporate Average Fuel Economy mandate, is close to 29 miles per gallon. The goal…