Suburban Living Less ‘Green’ than it Appears, ERG Alumnus Reports


ERG alum Christopher Jones comments on suburban sprawl and carbon footprints. The article in NewBostonPost also references the Cool Climate Network from the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory and a 2014 study from Jones and ERG Professor Dan Kammen on spatial distribution of US household carbon footprints.

“Unfortunately, while the most populous metropolitan areas tend to have the lowest carbon footprint centers, they also tend to have the most extensive high-carbon footprint suburbs.”

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