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
Today EVs are driven much less than other cars, which has big implications for the environment. Where in the country you drive an electric vehicle matters a lot for the … Continue Reading All Charged Up, No Place to Go
(Today’s post is co-authored by Catherine Hausman, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan and Ph.D. graduate of UC Berkeley.) New Energy Institute study finds that U.S. oil and … Continue Reading Are Oil and Gas Executives Overpaid?
As EVs make more inroads, giving tenants somewhere to plug in their cars could become a selling point. Americans have now purchased more than 800,000 electric vehicles, counting both plug-in … Continue Reading Apartments Rarely Have Charging Stations. But Electric Vehicles Need Them
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?