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Evangelicals, Climate Change, and Consumption

Before 2006, some American evangelicals were indifferent about environmental issues, but many were hostile, denouncing "environmental wackos" and the quasi-religious language of the environmental movement. But the release of a...

Social Norms and Policies to Promote Energy Efficiency in the Home

Reducing household energy use is an important policy objective for governments and utilities as it comprises a low-cost and low environmental impact alternative to expanding energy supply. There are two broad approaches to reducing...

Remarks on Connecticut v. American Electric Power

I was told that part of the reason I was invited to speak here was that I had given a warm welcome to participants at a recent "takings" program held at the Vermont Law School. The other reason was my involvement in the recent case from...

Inspection and Enforcement in Chinese Carbon Emissions Trading: Progress, Problems, and Prospect

China is establishing a carbon emissions trading scheme and has initiated a number of pilot projects with robust measurement, reporting, and verification systems and rigorous sanctions for noncompliance. Although the project designs...