A recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decision illustrates the complicated dance between states and the federal government on climate policy. According to some energy aficionados, natural gas is the “blue … Continue Reading It’s Not Easy Being Blue
What major league baseball can and cannot teach us about air pollution impacts. I am not a follower of major league baseball. I can’t tell you who’s up this season. … Continue Reading Air Pollution Inside Baseball
DST can coordinate societal shifts to better use daylight…but at a cost. You would think most states have more pressing issues to confront these days, but legislation on the measurement … Continue Reading What Does Daylight Saving Time Really Save?
California’s rooftop solar mandate is an opportune moment to revisit a pair of prescient studies by Michael Cohen and coauthors. A couple of months ago I wrote a blog post … Continue Reading Does Rooftop Solar Help the Distribution System?
Why Californians are getting gouged at the plug. The summer driving season is underway. We’re hearing a lot about the high cost of gasoline, nationally and in California. In relative … Continue Reading The Cost of Filling Up the Tank with Electricity
Are we now trying to kill coal by banning trade? This has been an eventful week on and off the court (Go Warriors!). The executive branch of the government is … Continue Reading Energy Trade Wars
Progressive fines for traffic violations may make economic sense. I cross a busy intersection on one of my regular jogging routes. I have been nearly run over numerous times by … Continue Reading Should Rich People Pay Higher Speeding Tickets?