ACI in the Huffington Post: Environmentally-friendly Forests? Well, Just on Paper

Consumers are increasingly seeking sustainable, environmentally-friendly products, including wood and paper products. In fact, many consumers are willing to pay more for eco-labeled goods that come from “well-managed forests.” Often times, that eco-label means that the wood was certified to have met the standards set by one particular international forestry certification organization, the Forest Stewardship […]

Making the Holidays More Ecology Friendly

This ConsumerGram examines how the shift from purchasing to the Internet is not only influencing retailers, but also positively affecting the environment by reducing energy and decreasing air pollutants, hazardous waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Cyber Monday can now be looked upon as Green Monday in more ways than one.  Click here to read […]

Corn Festivals and Thoughts on Juicy Tax Expenditures

Zellwood Florida’s Sweet Corn Festival started the season last week, with another 2 dozen corn festivals around the U.S. later in the year.  These festivals are fun, safe, low cost and benign excuses for a community fundraiser.  Zellwood had plenty of arts and crafts, exhibits, musical entertainment, and plenty of sweet corn to eat.  But […]

ACI Experts Cited in Philadelphia Tribune Article on the How IT Benefits the Economy and the Environment Through Telecommuting

The Philadelphia Tribune article, published April 6, 2011, “Green Benefits of Telecommuting” is available at this web link.

IT Benefits from Telecommuting — ACI Experts Publish an Article in Scientific Research’s Low Carbon Economy

Joseph Fuhr (ACI Senior Fellow and Widener University economics professor) and Steve Pociask (ACI president) have published an article in Scientific Research’s periodical, Low Carbon Economy.  The article reviews and estimates the potential benefits of telecommuting (both economic and environmental benefits) resulting from broadband and other information technologies.  The article is available online and in print form.  Citation:  Joseph P. Fuhr […]

Will Internet Regulations Harm the Environment?

Professor Joseph Fuhr discusses the role of IT and broadband services in reducing greenhouse gases, but warns that policies which impede investment will also reduce these environmental benefits.  To read his ConsumerGram, click here — nn-and-the-environment

Cap and Trade is Bad for the Economy: ACI Study Showed That a Simple Carbon Tax Would Outperform a Cap and Trade System — Study by Commerce Undersecretary for Former President Bill Clinton

 Addressing the Risks of Climate Change: The Environmental Effectiveness and Economic Efficiency of Emissions Caps and Tradable Permits, Compared to Carbon Taxes     An ACI study sponsored in February 2007 and authored by esteemed national economist and former Undersecretary of Commerce Dr. Robert Shapiro found that carbon taxes are a better alternative to emissions caps and […]