Provocative new research delivers a carbon offset reality check. There’s lots to unpack from the COP26 meetings in Glasgow. One development that has economists talking is an agreement on how … Continue Reading Carbon Offsets Get a Green Light in Glasgow
Carbon is the new calorie… but it’s much harder to count. Sustainable investing is taking off. Precise numbers are hard to pin down. As are precise definitions of what “sustainable” … Continue Reading Here Comes Climate Disclosure Regulation
What can we learn from California’s pioneering efforts to price carbon at the border? Everybody’s talking about border carbon adjustments. The EU has announced its plan to tax the emissions … Continue Reading The Whac-a-Mole Economics of Border Carbon Adjustments
A new study says yes. But distributed solar benefits are an elusive prize. Policy makers, power companies, and a majority of Americans are coming around to the idea that the … Continue Reading Will Investing Big in Distributed Solar Save Us Billions?
Encouraging new evidence on eVMT. Today’s post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway The parking lot at our Berkeley grocery store, the one with kombucha on tap, is increasingly populated with … Continue Reading Tesla Miles Traveled
Our grid investment incentive structures need some re-tooling. The Biden administration is swinging for the fences with this new infrastructure plan. There’s a lot going on in this proposal. Electricity … Continue Reading Gearing Up for Grid Modernization
A looming problem and a proposal. California is staging a COVID-comeback. Vaccination rates are on the rise. Public schools are slowly opening up. My favorite little league baseball team is … Continue Reading California’s Billion Dollar Energy Bill Question