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
Despite recent hyperbole, U.S. heating fuel prices are not high by historical standards. I wasn’t reading a lot of energy news during the 1973-74 oil crisis, but I can’t remember … Continue Reading Are U.S. Heating Fuels Becoming Unaffordable?
Don’t forget about the 11 million U.S. households that heat with these fuels. U.S. households are bracing for high winter heating bills. While it isn’t as bad as what’s going … Continue Reading The Geography of Heating Oil and Propane
Within-household substitution between vehicles could undermine the environmental benefits of EVs. I got interested in how multi-vehicle households use EVs, because — from a carbon emissions perspective– we care not … Continue Reading Three Facts About EVs and Multi-Vehicle Households