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On Climate Hawks’ Revealed Preferences

I have long been a believer that the best way to ascertain people’s intentions is to pay attention to what they do, not what they say. This concept is known in the parlance of economists and political scientists as “revealed preference.”...Show More Summary

Consumers’ Response to State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Programs

Sébastien Houde, Joseph Aldy Over the past 40 years, policymakers have implemented an array of instruments—regulatory mandates, information campaigns, and technology subsidies—to promote energy efficiency. For energy-consuming durables,...Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'National Flood Insurance Program - Selected Issues and Legislation in the 115th Congress'

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Recently the CRS has sure published a lot of reports on floods and associated issues. Here's one by Diane P. Horn, published on 13 February 2018: National Flood Insurance Program: Selected Issues and Legislation in the 115th Congress. Download CRS_Flood_Insurance_Issues_13Feb2018 Summary The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was established by...

TODAY’S STUDY: Using Economics To Grow Energy Efficiency Habits

Forging a Path to the Modern Grid: Energy-Efficient Opportunities in Utility Rate Design February 2018 (Alliance to Save Energy) Executive Summary The past decade has seen a convergence of technology, policy and economic trends that have directly impacted the energy sector. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, February 20: Cities’ Climate Fight Sets Goals; Solar On Every Roof; Wave Power For Ocean Water Desalination

Cities’ Climate Fight Sets Goals As the Trump administration retreats on climate change, US cities are moving forward Katherine Levine Einstein, David Glick, Maxwell Palmer, February 20, 2018 (The Conversation) “…[The White House infrastructure...Show More Summary

Josh Newton's Water Jobs and More! 20 February 2018

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

These lists keep getting bigger and bigger! You can check out Josh Newton's searchable website for all his jobs. His jobs are on Facebook, too. Follow Josh Newton on Twitter: @joshnewtonH2O. Follow Josh's Water Jobs on Twitter: @joshswaterjob. Today's list: As a PDF: Download 20 February 2018 - JWJ As...

Owens-Illinois Achieves Cradle to Cradle Gold Rating in Industry First

Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois (O-I) is the first food and beverage packaging company to receive gold-level certification for material health and re-utilization under the Cradle to Cradle standard. Based in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I makes glass packaging for leading brands and had revenues of $6.9 billion last year. Show More Summary

A Poster Child for Government Waste

Randal O'Toole The Maryland Transit Administration suddenly shut down the Baltimore Metro last week, forcing commuters and other riders to find alternatives with less than 24 hours’ notice. The state said an inspection had found unexpectedly...Show More Summary

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