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A Summer of Soaring Temperatures and Power Prices
Across wide swathes of America, this summer’s grueling heat had many of us sweltering. In the third week of July, for instance, temperatures were well into the 90’s and 100’s for much of...
Irene Is the 10th Billion-Dollar Weather Disaster for 2011
Many of us along the Eastern seaboard spent the weekend hunkered down, riding out hurricane Irene. My family and I were lucky to escape with nothing worse than a bad case of cabin fever. But that was...
The High, Hidden Costs of Pollution from Coal-fired Electricity
A new article in the American Economic Review presents a framework for evaluating the costs of pollution from different industries in the U.S. and finds coal-fired electricity to be the biggest...