Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [externalities]

cost or benefit of an action that is not borne by the person who chooses to take that action

4
votes
0answers
55 views

How can you compare the costs of using public transportation versus using a personal car? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Impact of various travelling options Freakonomics makes the claim that for public transportation, provided ridership is sufficiently high, that the most energy efficient means ...
14
votes
2answers
303 views

What are the downsides to so called greenware items?

Greenware is the brand name of a 100% corn based cups produced by Fabri-Kal. It is used to provide a plastic cup that can be composted. I'm wondering what externalities might exist for this product ...
22
votes
1answer
1k views

How to determine whether hybrid cars are really more sustainable than traditional cars?

I purchased a Prius many years ago, but many of my friends have put forth claims that the batteries are very toxic and thus I may in fact be creating more harm than good in using a hybrid and that ...