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New Study Linking Mileage to Risk Makes Case for Pay-as-You-Drive Auto Insurance - Insurance Pricing that Rewards Car Owners for Driving Less Reduces Burden on Insurers, Consumers and the Environment

A new study, commissioned by the Conservation Law Foundation and the Environmental Insurance Agency, has found a significant correlation between miles driven and risk and confirms that mileage is an accurate predictor of risk, laying the groundwork for… more »

Oceana: Offshore Wind Power Will Create More Jobs and Produce Cheaper, Cleaner Energy off the U.S. Atlantic Coast than Offshore Oil & Gas

As the high costs of heavy U.S. reliance on fossil fuels become clear, Oceana urges policymakers to invest more in the development of cheaper renewable energy choices. An Oceana analysis released on September 28, 2010 finds that offshore wind potential… more »

Innovative State Energy Efficiency Policies Promote Job Creation and Investment in New Industries

On August 3, 2010 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, PG&E Chief Executive Officer Peter Darbee, Chair of Energy Resource Management Bill Campbell and Bracken Hendricks, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund joined to discuss a… more »

The Value of Land Use Patterns and Preservation Policies

Abstract: In many communities, land-use and open-space preservation have become important concerns. Using a large dataset containing every home sale in the state of Massachusetts over 8 years, this paper simultaneously measures the impact of the mix of l… more »