Local and Seasonal Effects in the U.S. of Global Climate Change

Posted on November 1st, 2021 by Alvaro Perez Blanco

Though the facts of global climate change are beyond doubt, there has been relatively limited information about its local consequences. […]

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CO2 Abatement from Renewable Energy Injections in the German Electricity

Posted on November 1st, 2021 by Alvaro Perez Blanco

The overlapping impact of the Emission Trading System (ETS) and renewable energy (RE) deployment targets creates a classic case of […]

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Paying Too Much for Energy? The True Costs of Our Energy Choices

Posted on November 1st, 2021 by Alvaro Perez Blanco

Energy consumption is critical to economic growth and quality of life. America‚Äôs energy system, however, is malfunctioning. The status quo […]

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The Future of Nuclear Power After Fukushima

Posted on November 1st, 2021 by Alvaro Perez Blanco

This paper analyzes the impact of the Fukushima accident on the future of nuclear power around the world. We begin […]

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Using Vehicle Taxes to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rates of New Passenger Vehicles: Evidence from France, Germany, and Sweden

Posted on November 1st, 2021 by Alvaro Perez Blanco

France, Germany, and Sweden link vehicle taxes to the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rates of passenger vehicles. Based on new […]

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The SO2 Allowance Trading System: The Ironic History of a Grand Policy Experiment

Posted on November 1st, 2021 by Alvaro Perez Blanco

Two decades have passed since the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 launched a grand experiment in market-based environmental policy: […]

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The Effects of Environmental Regulation on the Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturing

Posted on September 2nd, 2012 by tagadmin

The economic costs of environmental regulations have been widely debated since the U.S. began to restrict pollution emissions more than […]

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Risk and Return in Environmental Economics

Posted on July 2nd, 2012 by tagadmin

I examine the risk/return tradeoff for environmental investments, and its implications for policy choice. Consider a policy to reduce carbon […]

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The Climate Policy Dilemma

Posted on July 2nd, 2012 by tagadmin

Climate policy poses a dilemma for environmental economists. The economic argument for stringent GHG abatement is far from clear. There […]

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Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves

Posted on July 2nd, 2012 by tagadmin

It is conventional wisdom that it is possible to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution, improve health outcomes, and decrease […]

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Defensive Investments and the Demand for Air Quality: Evidence from the NOx Budget Program and Ozone Reductions

Posted on July 2nd, 2012 by tagadmin

Willingness to pay for air quality is a function of health and the costly defensive investments that contribute to health, […]

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Ethanol Production and Gasoline Prices: A Spurious Correlation

Posted on July 2nd, 2012 by tagadmin

Ethanol made from corn comprises 10% of US gasoline, up from 3% in 2003. This dramatic increase was spurred by […]

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Margins, Liquidity and the Cost of Hedging

Posted on May 2nd, 2012 by tagadmin

Recent financial reforms, such as the Dodd-Frank Act in the U.S. and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, encourage greater use […]

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