About this blog…Student run, professor supported class blog for ES-300 - Environmental Economics at Aquinas College. Topics will include Energy, Water, Food, Ecology, and Pollution. Each post will come at these issues from a decidedly economic viewpoint, incorporating topics covered in class and their applications to our current environmental predicament. Enjoy!
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As global temperatures rise, it becomes more and more important to curb the emission of greenhouse gases such as CO2. One of the greatest contributors to CO2 emissions is, of course, the energy industry. According to the U.S. Energy Information … Continue reading
A constant struggle of environmental economists and environmentalists of our time is to discover a potential alternative energy source that is more environmentally friendly and economically efficient at the same time. Obviously, this is an ongoing endeavor, and one that … Continue reading
Surfs up, and ride the wave to renewable energy! Currently, the overall consumption of energy increases daily as technology advances among other factors. There are many new innovative ways that focuses on having a minimal environmental footprint, but there are … Continue reading
When it comes to solar energy, there are pros and cons just like everything else. Two of the problems that come to mind right away are the unsatisfactory costs of photovoltaic (PV) technology and the fact that the sun … Continue reading
As more and more countries demand energy resources due to rapid development, countries have been developing many energy sources, especially renewable energies such as wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower. These primary energy sources are converted to electricity, a secondary energy source … Continue reading