Energy, Engineering & Environmental Economics

China’s cap-and-trade decisions

On December 27, 2015, in Economic Logic & Value, by Joe Nyangon
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In the lead-up to the 2015 Paris climate change conference, policymakers stressed the need for creation of integrated carbon markets and called for linking new climate financing mechanisms with the United Nations-organized Green Climate Fund (GCF) based in South Korea. Both the U.S. and China have committed to accelerating the transition to low-carbon development internationally. […]

The realities of stock markets and unemployment

On April 11, 2013, in Economic Logic & Value, by Joe Nyangon
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For those interested in the relationship between equity markets and unemployment, here is an interesting chart by The Economist that sums up that ‘synching feeling’. One thing is clear, producing goods in cheap labor markets and exporting them to high valued economies only end up eroding long-term viability of these advanced economies. Therefore, even if […]

How the art and science of delivery is changing

On April 10, 2013, in Environmental Policy, by Joe Nyangon
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As the payoff from investment in advanced-analytics management and big data revolution becomes real, the art and science of delivery is on the upswing as institutions share knowledge, tools and experience in problem solving. For instance, public policy institutions are full of good ideas on how to solve complex social problems, improve STEM pedagogy and […]

New Yorkers save energy through smart IT

On July 21, 2012, in Economic Logic & Value, by Joe Nyangon
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One of the most common conversations in the Midwest and Northeast this summer is the number and frequency of heat waves. Already data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that the first six months of this year were the hottest in over a century. “The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during […]

Rebalancing the economics of greening

On January 15, 2012, in Economic Logic & Value, Project Investment, by Joe Nyangon
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Innovations such as the greening of supply chains and optimization of resource flow as a core business practice have been marketed as key drivers and benefits for environmental improvement. But vital questions remain: How do you market investment in the green economy as a key component for addressing energy security, green growth, climate change, and […]

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