Maybe we should be giving rebates to installers rather than households. People generally follow Newton’s first law of motion: they keep doing what they are doing unless acted upon by … Continue Reading The Supply-Side Economics of Residential Electrification
We need more and better charging infrastructure to win over electric vehicle skeptics. “Excuse me, do you know the way to the clean energy transition?” Source: ABC The best way … Continue Reading The Road to Electrification is Paved with Convenient Chargers
Residential electricity prices in California are on an unsustainable path. The year 2021 has already had its fair share of energy and climate news: a slew of executive orders in … Continue Reading Ensuring Equity in California’s Energy Transition
California is dreaming of a fossil-free transportation future. Smart choices and economic analysis are needed to bring it within reach. Frustrated by the setbacks, plagues, and stresses of 2020, I … Continue Reading The Road to 100% Zero-Emission Cars
Obama-era standards are dead. Who pulled the trigger? Source: Rigzone.com On March 30, when many of us were panic shopping for toilet paper and learning where best to stash our … Continue Reading Who Killed Fuel Economy Standards?
Can we squeeze some long-run good out of this short-run disaster? The coronavirus has upended life in my household. I’m now toggling between teaching first-grade math and undergraduate economics, and … Continue Reading COVID-19 and the Climate
The latest twist in the Trump fuel economy rollback. The year 1969 was highly notable—Apollo 11 landed on the moon, free love blossomed at Woodstock, and Richard Milhous Nixon was … Continue Reading Waving Goodbye to the California Waiver?