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
A new Energy Institute working paper finds that income tax credits for weatherization, solar panels, hybrids, and electric cars go predominantly to higher-income households. Over the last decade, U.S. households … Continue Reading Are Clean Energy Tax Credits Equitable?
(Today’s post is co-authored with Alex Chun, who just received his MBA at Haas and is an alumnus of our Cleantech to Market class. Alex is the Business Intelligence Manager … Continue Reading A Deeper Look into the Fragmented Residential Solar Market
Sales of air conditioners have exploded worldwide over the last few years, driven by middle-income countries where households and businesses are buying air conditioners at startling rates. My colleagues Max … Continue Reading Air Conditioning and Global Energy Demand
Last Friday was our 20th Annual POWER Conference. Thanks to all who attended and an especially large thanks to the conference sponsors who made the event possible. For those of … Continue Reading How Should We Design Government Policies to Stimulate Innovation?