California’s rooftop solar mandate is an opportune moment to revisit a pair of prescient studies by Michael Cohen and coauthors. A couple of months ago I wrote a blog post … Continue Reading Does Rooftop Solar Help the Distribution System?
Temperature loggers can help us build more energy-efficient homes. One billion (yep, 1,000,000,000) new homes will be built worldwide by 2025. How do we make homes that will stay cool … Continue Reading Big Data in a Little Package
700,000 California homes now have solar panels; what does this mean for everyone else’s rates? “This is the future,” one of my neighbors recently told me, proudly showing off his … Continue Reading Why Am I Paying $65/year for Your Solar Panels?
Time for Washington to become the first U.S. state with a carbon tax. How often do you have an opportunity to change history? The Washington State legislature does right now. … Continue Reading The Evergreen State’s Golden Opportunity to Lead on Climate
California utilities have lost $20 billion in market value since the wildfires began. The horrific wildfires in Northern California’s Wine Country in October and then in Southern California in December … Continue Reading What Does the Stock Market Tell Us about the California Wildfires?
(Today’s post is co-authored with Veronica Irastorza, who is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and former Undersecretary of Energy in Mexico. Veronica is Associate Director at NERA … Continue Reading Are Mexican Renewables Really this Cheap?
I thought I knew the answer, but now it’s not so clear. U.S. households and businesses use a whopping 11.5 quadrillion BTUs of energy annually for heating and cooling, about … Continue Reading Will Global Warming Increase or Decrease U.S. Energy Consumption?