Millennials, carbon pricing, falling solar prices and Greta Thunberg topped our most-read list.
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Now, the top 10 blog posts for 2019:
New evidence shows millennials are not so different after all.
(Lucas Davis, 2/25/19)
It has a face that only economists can love?
(Meredith Fowlie, 4/29/19)
A new book explores the precipitous decline.
(Catherine Wolfram, 9/9/19)
A young “Climate Warrior” sails into New York with a powerful message.
(Maximilian Auffhammer, 8/26/19)
The economics of the emerging platform.
(Catherine Wolfram, 1/7/19)
Energy efficiency world views collide.
(James Bushnell, 6/3/19)
Converting an investor-owned utility to a non-profit is no silver bullet.
(Severin Borenstein, 11/12/19)
A greenhouse gas tax alone doesn’t solve the global need for low-cost alternative technologies.
(Severin Borenstein, 4/15/19)
The sensor revolution takes on air pollution.
(Meredith Fowlie, 1/2/19)
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Andrew Campbell is the Executive Director of the Energy Institute at Haas. Andy has worked in the energy industry for his entire professional career. Prior to coming to the University of California, Andy worked for energy efficiency and demand response company, Tendril, and grid management technology provider, Sentient Energy. He helped both companies navigate the complex energy regulatory environment and tailor their sales and marketing approaches to meet the utility industry’s needs. Previously, he was Senior Energy Advisor to Commissioner Rachelle Chong and Commissioner Nancy Ryan at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). While at the CPUC Andy was the lead advisor in areas including demand response, rate design, grid modernization, and electric vehicles. Andy led successful efforts to develop and adopt policies on Smart Grid investment and data access, regulatory authority over electric vehicle charging, demand response, dynamic pricing for utilities and natural gas quality standards for liquefied natural gas. Andy has also worked in Citigroup’s Global Energy Group and as a reservoir engineer with ExxonMobil. Andy earned a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and bachelors degrees in chemical engineering and economics from Rice University.