Last week’s EPA decision adds insult to injury for our already vulnerable communities. Perhaps you missed it. There’s a lot going on right now. But amidst all the COVID-19 headlines … Continue Reading What Just Happened to the Mercury Rule?
Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions have increased during the Trump presidency. The EPA just released the latest greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory. This is a massive report and public dataset … Continue Reading Is This a Trump Bump?
Carbon pricing around the world is demonstrating an important proof of concept Climate change policy (or the lack of it) is finally becoming a mainstream issue in U.S. politics. A … Continue Reading Would a Carbon Tax Hurt the Economy?
What happens when Californians take reliability investments into their own hands? (Today’s post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway) It’s easy to take your power supply for granted … until it’s … Continue Reading The Changing Economics of Electricity Supply Reliability
Regional market coordination delivers a win for climate change mitigation. There’s an important experiment underway in the Western United States as we inject more and more renewable energy into the … Continue Reading The Little Energy Market That Could
This emerging trend could spell trouble… Over the past weeks, we’ve been confronted with a sobering example of what can happen when enforcement of environmental regulations falls slack. Following a … Continue Reading What’s Up with the Downtrend in EPA Enforcement Effort?
Will we hamstring climate change mitigation to pay for adaptation? Our lush California spring has turned to a hot and dry summer. Fire season is upon us, and this has … Continue Reading What Wildfire Costs Will Depend on How We Pay