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  • One Stone, No Birds

    May 15, 2017 by Severin Borenstein

    Capping greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at individual facilities is a bad idea whose time, unfortunately, may have come in California. Unlike a statewide cap or tax on emitting GHGs, facility-specific caps have essentially zero support among environmental economists, as I discussed in a blog in January. ... Read More

  • Evidence of a Decline in Electricity Use by U.S. Households

    May 8, 2017 by Lucas Davis

    Americans tend to use more and more of everything.  As incomes have risen, we buy more food, live in larger homes, travel more, spend more on health care, and, yes, use more energy. Between 1950 and 2010, U.S. residential electricity consumption per capita increased 10-fold, an annual increase of 4% per year.... Read More


    • Save the California Waiver!

      May 1, 2017 by Maximilian Auffhammer

      My midlife crisis did not lead to me to buy a German convertible — which would assist me in tanning my bald head and at the same time increasing the earth’s albedo — but rather to a rigid exercise regimen. I have discovered my love for running. ... Read More


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