Gasoline stations in Mexico have all been exactly the same for decades. PEMEX, the state-owned behemoth has been the only show in town. Pull up to any of 11,400 stations … Continue Reading Move Over PEMEX
(Today’s post is co-authored with Judson Boomhower, who recently received his Ph.D. at Berkeley where he was a graduate student researcher at the Energy Institute and is now a post-doc … Continue Reading Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver During Crunch Time?
With gasoline prices averaging $2 per gallon, Americans are flocking to gas-guzzling vehicles. Last year was the biggest year ever for the U.S. auto industry with 17.5 million total vehicle … Continue Reading Automakers Complain, but CAFE Loopholes Make Standards Easier to Meet
Last month Meredith wrote about coal being too cheap and Max wrote about gasoline being too cheap. But what is the right price for energy? Nobody in recent years has … Continue Reading Getting Energy Prices Right
New vehicles sold in the United States have long been subject to a set of fuel economy regulations known as the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. CAFE has been … Continue Reading New CAFE Standards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
We bought them more than a decade ago. Several sets of Christmas lights. Every year we decorate the tree listening to Willie Nelson’s Pretty Paper, the greatest Christmas album of … Continue Reading Don’t Be a Grinch When It Comes to Holiday Lights
With crude oil prices under $50 per barrel this is an historic opportunity for Saudi Arabia and other countries to eliminate energy subsidies. Low crude oil prices are making the … Continue Reading Historic Opportunity to Reduce Global Fuel Subsidies