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Culture and the Environment: How Cultural Values Influence Global Ecologic Practices

This piece, first published on December 4, 2014, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Winners and Losers in the Shale Gas Boom

Society is accruing a large economic benefit from the shale gas boom. While more evidence is needed to calculate the costs of the externalities associated with techniques such as fracking, those costs would need to be very large to justify preventing this new technique.

The Uphill Battle to Reduce CO2 Emissions May Be Twice as Steep as Previously Thought

A new study examines the role of uncertainty in modeling the social cost of carbon use. Its conclusions indicate that the optimal carbon dioxide tax and abatement level may be double the estimates of a widely used model.

Culture and the environment: How cultural values influence global ecologic practices

Researchers explore whether links exist between global environmental performance and culture.

Paradox of Subsidy: Could Biofuel subsidies be increasing CO2 emissions?

A new study finds that biofuel subsidies from 1981-2011 paradoxically may have led to the increase in oil production and greenhouse gas emissions.

Developing Efficiency: Why energy efficiency gains in China may not be fully realized

The rebound effect, which measures the increased demand for energy from increasing energy efficiency, is found to be strong in Chinese urban residential electricity use.