Electricity rates in California are a roadblock to decarbonization, but reform can help. As a passionate fan of the Chicago Cubs, I grew up expecting to lose. Rays of hope … Continue Reading Equitable Decarbonization Requires Rate Reform
A new paper suggests Carbon Dioxide causes thrice the damages previously used by the US government. The third floor of the newly seismically retrofitted Giannini Hall at Berkeley is an … Continue Reading More Boo In CO2
Wholesale electricity prices soared during California’s September heat wave. Hot, hot, hot! What a way to start September, with record high temperatures across California, and what a test for the … Continue Reading How High Did California’s Electricity Prices Get?
Heat pumps are cool. When new refrigerant regulations take hold, they’ll be much cooler. Today’s post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway. Geez, it’s hot. We’ve been sweltering through record-high temperatures … Continue Reading Fighting Climate Change with Heat Pumps
Strategically timed vehicle charging can help green the grid. Between the newly signed Inflation Reduction Act and last year’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the federal government is committed to … Continue Reading Filling the Tank with Sunbeams and Breezes
And a tough winter is coming. I left Germany in 1990 as a long haired, smoking, bearded hippie with a guitar in one hand and a bag full of dreams … Continue Reading It’s Still Hot, But Summer is Over in Europe
With rising adoption, nearly 90% of American homes have air conditioning, but almost 30% in California are still without it. And, once again, the U.S. is gripped by sweltering heat … Continue Reading How Many U.S. Households Don’t Have Air Conditioning?