Category: Energy

Residential Consumption of Gas and Electricity in the U.S.: The Role of Prices and Income

Abstract: We study residential demand for electricity and gas, working with nationwide household-level data that cover recent years, namely 1997–2007. Our dataset is a mixed panel/multi-year cross-sections of dwellings/households in the 50 largest metro… more »

Biofuel policies and the environment: Do climate benefits warrant increased production from biofuel feedstocks?

Abstract: We examine whether climate benefits warrant policies promoting biofuel production from agricultural crops when other environmental impacts are accounted for. We develop a general economic–ecological modelling framework for integrated analysis… more »

Snow-melting road technology in the works

... Solar roads that melt snow and ice seem less like a far-fetched pipe dream and more like an obvious investment. Engineers on opposite sides of the country are working to make that happen. Solar Roadways in Boise, Idaho, received a contract fro… more »

Green Noise or Green Value? Measuring the Effects of Environmental Certification on Office Values

Abstract: This study investigates the price effects of environmental certification on commercial real estate assets. It is argued that there are likely to be three main drivers of price differences between certified and noncertified buildings. These are… more »