(This post is co-authored with Catherine Wolfram and Derek Wolfson, Energy Institute PhD student researcher) Microgrids are difficult to implement and can be undermined by promises of grid expansion. Nuclear … Continue Reading Are Solar Microgrids the Future in the Developing World?
Is public transportation the right vehicle for market transformation? Vehicle emissions have been in the news recently as standards for passenger cars come under attack. While California fights the Trump … Continue Reading Here Comes the Electric Bus
What major league baseball can and cannot teach us about air pollution impacts. I am not a follower of major league baseball. I can’t tell you who’s up this season. … Continue Reading Air Pollution Inside Baseball
California is embarking on a serious carbon weight loss plan. The graph below tracks ambitious GHG emissions reduction targets through 2050 and our progress to date: Source: EIA Annual emissions … Continue Reading Are California’s Global Carbon Emissions Declining?
Can reducing your carbon footprint make any difference when you’re carbon capped? My friend is fixing up her kitchen on a budget. She’s a think-global-act-local type. She’s concerned about climate … Continue Reading Carbon Markets, Waterbeds, and You
Moving to a foreign country has a way of spurring experiments with lifestyle change. Our family has temporarily relocated to Switzerland where my kids have happily adjusted to the Swiss … Continue Reading The Sharing Economy is Learning How to Ride a Bike
Propping up domestic coal demand is an expensive snooze button. The decline in U.S. coal-fired electricity generation is a good news/bad news story, depending on your perspective. The good news … Continue Reading The Decline of Coal: Break the Fall or Soften the Blow?