Green building has come in for some hard knocks in recent years as some high-profile projects have proved to be both inefficient and costly. Yet in some areas beneath the radar, green building is creating structures that fulfill their promise.
In many instances, litigation has been the tool of choice for environmentalists seeking to halt everything from logging to subdivisions. But times are changing and more battles are moving from public to private lands.
This discussion is an edited version of comments made in December
Jane Shaw, Bruce Yandle
By Jane S. Shaw and Bruce Yandle With his 2006 budget, President Bush appears to be championing fiscal responsibility. For environmental policy, this change offers hope for new directions.
A proponent of wind power takes on Thomas Tanton's article from December, and Tanton replies.
Business Economics January 2005 Evidence of good environmental stewardship is more extensive than most economists and executives recognize. By Jane S. Shaw