Wildfire devastation mandates rethinking how electricity providers should be organized With pathbreaking policies in renewable energy, energy efficiency and electric vehicles, California has been on the leading edge of climate … Continue Reading Stabilizing Utilities in an Unstable Climate
Restrictions targeted at the newest road users are unfair and inefficient For years, Bob has been driving around the city to get to work, run errands, and see friends. The … Continue Reading Lyft Doesn’t Cause Congestion, All Vehicles Do
This year, it will drain over $3 billion from the pockets of Californians. We need to find out why. I have written before on this blog about the mystery surcharge, … Continue Reading Trying to Unpack California’s Mystery Gasoline Surcharge
Setting prices too low is a climate problem, but so is setting prices too high. We didn’t hear much about electricity pricing at last week’s Global Climate Action Summit in … Continue Reading The Electricity Price Isn’t Right
The direct costs would be large. The enrichment of world oil producers would be even larger. A few weeks ago, when California happily announced that it had met its 2020 … Continue Reading Should California Keep Its Oil in the Ground?
DST can coordinate societal shifts to better use daylight…but at a cost. You would think most states have more pressing issues to confront these days, but legislation on the measurement … Continue Reading What Does Daylight Saving Time Really Save?
GHG policy leadership and technology development matters, but such claims deserve scrutiny. I get it. Economics is not the only thing that drives a state’s energy and climate policy. Nor … Continue Reading Try Everything? Really?