Solar gets all the attention, but another explanation is at least as important. Even during extreme promotions like “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, it is rare to see anything sold … Continue Reading Is Solar Really the Reason for Negative Electricity Prices?
A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory highlights the enormous potential growth for air conditioning in India. Globally, 2017 will likely end up one of the three hottest years … Continue Reading Cooling India
This Spring, Mexico City has been choking under some of its worst smog conditions in years. The problem is ozone. Pollution alerts for ozone have been issued repeatedly, triggering “double” … Continue Reading Stop Blaming Drivers for Mexico City’s Smog
It has been slowing down for decades, but is electricity use by American households now going down? Americans tend to use more and more of everything. As incomes have risen, … Continue Reading Evidence of a Decline in Electricity Use by U.S. Households
With the U.S. Federal government pulling back sharply from efforts to address global warming, I’ve found myself looking outside the United States for good news on climate. One of the … Continue Reading Four Reasons Why Chile Is the Biggest Solar Market in Latin America
Technological advances and learning-by-doing have made U.S. shale oil profitable even at $55/barrel. Just ten years ago shale oil was expensive. Global oil prices spiked to $135/barrel in 2008 but … Continue Reading Learning to Frack
Large-scale changes are anticipated for U.S. environmental policies heading into 2017. The new administration has promised a “comprehensive review of all federal regulations,” which include policies aimed at carbon dioxide … Continue Reading Policy Uncertainty Discourages Innovation and Hurts the Environment