Every summer vacation, we pack our tree-hugging family into the car and head for the Sierra Nevada mountains. In many respects, our trip this summer was just like any other … Continue Reading If a Tree Falls in the Forest…Should We Use It to Generate Electricity?
The theme of the week is “We’re stronger together“. This rallying cry applies in lots of places.. including climate change mitigation! So this week’s blog looks at how this theme … Continue Reading The Promise and Perils of Linking Carbon Markets
What’s a ton of carbon (dioxide equivalent) worth? Not much if you ask the world’s carbon markets. The graph below summarizes prices and quantities covered by existing carbon emissions trading … Continue Reading Time to Unleash the Carbon Market?
May has arrived and days are getting longer and warmer. This is good news for baseball fans, barbecue enthusiasts, and grid operators concerned about integrating unprecedented levels of solar energy … Continue Reading The Duck has Landed
It’s tax season and this makes many Americans pretty grumpy. According to a recent poll/parody, 27% of those surveyed indicate they would rather get an IRS tattoo than pay their … Continue Reading Canada’s Got a Good Thing Going
Two weeks ago on this blog, Max drew our attention to the fact that gas is too darn cheap. To underscore this point, he noted that the average American … Continue Reading Coal is too Cheap
What do pro cycling, education reform, and vehicle emissions standards all have in common? source , source , source Cheating scandals is the flip answer. But a more fundamental connection is summed up … Continue Reading Vehicle Emissions Testing Where the Rubber Hits the Road