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
We need to get a handle on distribution costs as we get serious about electrification. (This post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway) Our household gets unusually excited about power system … Continue Reading Distribution Costs and Distributed Generation
New Energy Institute research charts a path to lower methane emissions. Last month, the French company ENGIE hit the brakes on a multi-billion-dollar contract to import liquified natural gas from … Continue Reading Where There’s a Well There’s a Way
Climate change, economic recovery, and the 2020 election. If you are climate-concerned, the past four years have been tough sledding. The Trump administration has been busy holding up federal policies … Continue Reading There’s a Lot Ridin’ on Biden
Smart load limits could help to keep the lights on through California’s wildfire season. Today’s post was co-authored with Duncan Callaway. California’s 2020 wildfire season is off to a blazing … Continue Reading Smart Meters, Dumb Blackouts?
On the economics of building back greener. With a high-stakes election on the horizon, the Democrats are working hard to shore up a winning policy platform. The Biden-Sanders Unity Task … Continue Reading Biden’s New Climate Plan
Lessons learned from our last go-round with energy efficiency stimulus spending. Last week it was reported that 1 in 4 American workers have filed for unemployment benefits during this pandemic. … Continue Reading The Search for Good Green Stimulus