The simple arithmetic of carbon pricing and stranded assets (2018)

Energy Efficiency  March 2018, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 627–639| The simple arithmetic of carbon pricing and stranded assets by Frederick van der Ploeg Armon Rezai  Open Access 20 December 2017   Energy and Climate Economic Modelling  Abstract A simple rule for the optimal global price of carbon is presented, which captures the geophysical, economic, and ethical drivers of climate policy as well as the effect of uncertainty about future growth of consumption. There …

Two-thirds of the U.S. corporations that rake in the most federal tax dollars, either via contracts or subsidies, pay their CEOs more than 100 times what they pay their median workers

By Chuck Collins, Inequality This Week (Labor Day 2018) inequality@ips-dc.org At the Institute for Policy Studies, we’ve been worrying about the wild divide between how companies treat their CEOs and their workers for well over two decades now. My colleagues Sarah Anderson and Sam Pizzigati have just released our 25th annual Executive Excess report. The study’s key finding: Two-thirds of the …

On average, low-income households must put 7.2 percent of their money toward energy

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/renewable-thermal-dilemma As has been well-documented, some urban neighborhoods and ethnic groups in the United States (especially African-Americans and Latinos that rent rather than own their domiciles) must pay a disproportionately high percentage of their incomes toward energy costs. On average, low-income households must put 7.2 percent of their money toward that expense. That makes the decision this week by the nation’s largest …

NREL confirms technical and economic viability of integrating 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into India’s grid by 2022.

DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory. “India can integrate 175 GW of renewable energy into its electricity grid.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 July 2017. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170725122019.htm. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has confirmed the technical and economic viability of integrating 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into India’s grid by 2022. Working with the Ministry of Power and USAID …

No helmets, no problem: how the Dutch created a casual biking culture: A chat with the authors of a new book on cycling in the Netherlands

By David Roberts david@vox.com Aug 28, 2018 The Dutch have two kinds of cyclists: wielrenner, which means sporty cyclist, and fietser, which just means “someone on a bike.” Modacity In 2010, Chris and Melissa Bruntlett sold their cars and began transporting their family of four around Vancouver, BC, by bike. They noticed that bicyclists’ stories were not being told, so they started blogging about …