I found yesterday’s NY Times article on the shifting politics of renewable energy morbidly fascinating on both a political and economic level. Basically the article pieces together anecdotes of odd-couple … Continue Reading The Politics of Renewable Energy
A few months ago, The New York Times ran a prominent article that focused on a familiar stalking horse for U.S. energy policy analysts: the difficulties building new transmission. The … Continue Reading The Real Balkanization of the Power Grid
It feels at times as if opposing the XL pipeline requires one to give up their keys to the Energy Institute executive washroom. Chris Knittel has argued that stopping XL … Continue Reading Is an economist allowed to oppose the XL pipeline?
JP Morgan and Market Complexity I’ve actually started to write this blog post several times over the last 9 months, but other things come up and I put it on … Continue Reading JP Morgan and Market Complexity
I was recently on a panel at the “Australia US Dialogue on Carbon Pricing.” The focus was on linking the various markets for C02 that exist around the world. For … Continue Reading A Ton is Never Really a Ton
Last week’s op-ed by the seemingly unlikely duo of David Crane (CEO of NRG) and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., repeats a point highlighted in several places recently about the degree … Continue Reading Solar Panels, or Low Permitting Costs, for Every Home?
The renewable energy industry has many cultural roots. One branch that pops up in a recent NY Times Magazine article on the Solar Industry is that of the energy rebel sticking it … Continue Reading Is Residential Solar Sticking it to the Man (your utility)?