How regulations can steer innovation in strange directions. California’s so-called gasoline car ban has many features that have been overlooked or underappreciated. These include the fact that there appear to … Continue Reading California (Sort-of) Banned Small EVs When it Banned Gasoline Cars
Is it deregulation or is it just California? An article last week in the New York Times drew new attention to the ongoing debate about the impacts of electricity deregulation, … Continue Reading (More) Breaking News! California Electricity Prices are Still High!
The EPA considers subsidizing electric fuel. Over the last several years there has been a lot of excitement about the potential growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market. Much attention … Continue Reading Should We Pay People to Drive Their Electric Cars?
Should we really build clean generation just to let it sit idle? There was a lot going on in Sacramento in June, as the legislature rushed to pass its new budget … Continue Reading California’s Strategic Electricity Reserve: (How) Should We Use It?
Russia’s war on Ukraine will likely accelerate reductions in transportation emissions. This week’s blog is co-authored with Erich Muehlegger and David Rapson of UC Davis. On the growing list of … Continue Reading A Silver Lining to the Oil Price Cloud
Monthly connection fees are good for the climate. Regular readers of this blog are well aware that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published a proposed decision on reforming net … Continue Reading Everyone Should Pay a “Solar Tax”
And the differences could undermine the program. [Today’s blog is a joint effort of Severin Borenstein, James Bushnell, Steve Cicala and Ryan Kellogg] The Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) is … Continue Reading The CEPP is Not a Clean Energy Standard