Mexico’s decision to suspend renewables auctions is bad news for Mexican electricity consumers and bad news for the environment. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (“AMLO”) has only been in … Continue Reading Mexico Goes Backward on Renewables
Recent sales of U.S. nuclear plants raise questions about safety, liability, and economic incentives. (Today’s post is co-authored with Catherine Hausman, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan.) Last … Continue Reading Nuclear Moral Hazard
To meet ambitious climate goals EVs need to be more than niche product for rich people. It has been over a decade since Tesla introduced the original Roadster. At $100,000+ … Continue Reading An Electric Vehicle in Every Driveway?
EV drivers don’t pay the gasoline tax so pay less for roads. (Today’s post is co-authored by James Sallee) Every time we buy a gallon of gasoline, we help pay … Continue Reading Should Electric Vehicle Drivers Pay a Mileage Tax?
New evidence shows millennials are not so different after all. Starting around 2012 there was a lot of discussion about millennials being different. “Why Don’t Young Americans Buy Cars?” asked … Continue Reading Millennials Grab the Wheel and Step on the Gas
Mexico’s gasoline shortages this week show that the government didn’t learn the lessons of the U.S. gasoline crises of the 1970s. Drivers in eight Mexican states are facing around-the-block queues … Continue Reading Why Economists Can’t Stand Shortages
Environmental damages from U.S. power plants are down $100+ billion annually since 2010, according to new research by Holland, Mansur, Muller, and Yates. Remember 2010? It was not so long … Continue Reading U.S. Power Plant Emissions Down 45% Since 2010