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Four articles on uncertainty and unconventional economics

From the current issue of American Economics Review:

Robust Social Decisions: We propose and operationalize normative principles to guide social decisions when individuals potentially have imprecise and heterogeneous beliefs, in addition to conflicting tastes or interests.  675 more words

Risks Of Climate Change

A new publication provides guidance and support on how to set up credible and affordable greenhouse gas inventories

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the livestock sector and demonstrate that they are delivering on the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, countries will benefit from using advanced greenhouse gas inventory and accounting methods to monitor, verify and report on emissions. 13 more words

Climate Change

Halting Fugitive Methane Emissions Is Key to Attaining Natural Gas’ Environmental Benefits

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor

Natural gas has recently replaced coal-fired generation as the dominant form of generation in the U.S. From the standpoint of power plant emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) this is good news. 643 more words

Natural Gas

How to misconstrue statistics in your favor: an example arguing against SB 32

This blog post on Fox & Hounds is an example of how to take statistics of one cause-and-effect relationship and misapply them to another situation. In this case, this graphic above shows how GHG emissions have dropped dramatically in states that used to burn coal to generate electricity, but now rely much more on natural gas. 175 more words

California

LBNL Wind Report finds cost down to 2 cents per kWh!

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released its 2015 market assessment with almost shocking results. New wind projects are now reaching capacity factors in excess of 40% and PPA prices are at $20/MWH. 24 more words

Energy Innovation

Expansion Of The Agricultural Frontier And Forest Conversion

One of the greatest concerns associated with increased biofuel production is the impact on the agricultural frontier. Biofuels are expected to contribute around 20 to 30 per cent of global energy demand by 2030. 316 more words

Biofuels