What Does Waxman-markey Have to Say About Kites?

Michael Giberson The answer to the title question is “nothing,” according to Marc Gunther (though he admits of the difficulty of being certain when the bill is 932 pages and still in process). The kind of kites he has in mind are high-altitude solar power collectors, under development by the Makani Power company. That Waxman-Markey … More What Does Waxman-markey Have to Say About Kites?

Stay in School

Michael Giberson A few years ago I attended a free concert in the park in Arlington, Virginia by The Grandsons. Between songs lead guitarist Alan MacEwen observed that the bass player had a gig in Atlantic City, New Jersey the night before and had barely arrived at the park moments before the concert was to … More Stay in School

Waxman-markey is Really a Command-and-control Energy Bill? No, Say It Ain’t So!

Lynne Kiesling While we’re on a carbon note … [sarcasm] yeah, I’m shocked, really, totally shocked that, as Virginia Postrel notes, the 946-page Waxman-Markey House energy bill proposal is really a piece of command-and-control legislation.[/sarcasm] The WaPost notes that the “cap-and-trade” bill sponsored by Henry Waxman and Edward Markey is, in fact, loaded with all … More Waxman-markey is Really a Command-and-control Energy Bill? No, Say It Ain’t So!

The Economic and Environmental Value of Forests

Lynne Kiesling The New York Times has an interesting article on how the growth of carbon markets enables us to quantify the environmental value of forests. The researchers found that paying to conserve the forest was more valuable than plantations as long as poorer nations could earn $10 to $33 for each metric ton of … More The Economic and Environmental Value of Forests