Category environmental policy

key points from the World Bank’s 2007 Carbon Markets report

So, I know I’ve left the blog sleeping over the past 3 weeks. Oops! Life was *definitely happening — one weekend I became a certified Laughter Yoga Instructor, another weekend, I was fortunate to catch up with my wife (who is still finishing school on the east coast!), and also spent a lot of time […]

Forget paper vs. plastic :: re-useable bags reduce waste and increase awareness

Hopefully we’re all becoming aware of how wasteful it is to use plastic or paper shopping bags. It’s been challenging for me to change my habits. Despite having purchased a few “permanent” bags from Whole Foods, I still struggle with my absent-minded self to remember to bring them when I go shopping. The NY Times […]

Latest Economist :: how business is driving clean energy and climate change is driving business

The latest Economist is all about business and climate change, and particularly exciting given the possible business and public policy outcomes from this week’s G8 summit. Here’s the article from the issue that kicks off the series of ~15 articles. Before the intro article, I’ve included 1-liner argument summaries for the first few articles in […]

New Scientist :: countering climate change skeptics

So inel’s post here hipped me to the New Scientist’s feature that details climate change myths, and the evidence that exists to counter these myths. I’ve been meaning to write more on this, especially after exploring some bloggers’ posts who seem to think that anecdotal arguments (see this Urban Renaissance Institute’s article on how the […]

The most energy-efficient states, and what drives California’s success? (1 of 2)

So i was listening to Science Friday’s 5/11 podcast about the US electricity grid (and what sounds like a cool book The Grid by physicist, writer and playwright Philip F. Schewe), and at one point they were talking about why California was one of the most energy-efficient states? On top of that, a caller mentioned […]

IPCC’s latest report :: solutions can be affordable, but will be politically challenging

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the international organization of scientists established by the UN to investigate climate change, released its latest report Friday in Bangkok. Earlier this year, IPCC presented substantial evidence of humans’ role in climate change, and the devastation that unabated emissions will probably cause. (for overview, see my previous posts […]