Wholesale electricity prices soared during California’s September heat wave. Hot, hot, hot! What a way to start September, with record high temperatures across California, and what a test for the … Continue Reading How High Did California’s Electricity Prices Get?
With rising adoption, nearly 90% of American homes have air conditioning, but almost 30% in California are still without it. And, once again, the U.S. is gripped by sweltering heat … Continue Reading How Many U.S. Households Don’t Have Air Conditioning?
New research explores the economic benefits of recent transmission investments in Chile. Total installed solar capacity in Chile now exceeds a whopping 4.4 GW. That’s 20% of all the installed … Continue Reading Market Integration and Renewable Energy
New research finds that timing matters for standards and subsidies. Light bulbs were back in the news last month, with the Department of Energy announcing new tighter U.S. rules for … Continue Reading Did CFL Subsidies Crowd Out LED Purchases?
Uppmärksamhet! New research digs into the economics of ebikes. What do Sweden, Norway, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and Scotland have in common? They have all introduced subsidies for electric … Continue Reading Swedish E-Bikes
Right now even modest steps taken to use less gasoline and diesel would have a big impact on prices. With or without formal sanctions, oil buyers are shunning Russian crude, … Continue Reading Small Actions Matter for Reducing Oil Consumption
Twelve months after the Texas power crisis and we’ve already forgotten the key lesson. One year ago record-breaking cold weather was bearing down on Texas. Surging electricity demand and supply … Continue Reading The Most Obvious Way to Avoid Another Texas Blackout