California’s distributed solar policy hurts the poor. It really is that simple. California regulators and legislators are diving back into Net Energy Metering (NEM) policies, debating how much customers with … Continue Reading Rooftop Solar Inequity
To site new generation we must develop inclusive processes that don’t just reward the most influential. When you fly into Maui, at some point on the approach to Kahului airport … Continue Reading Finding Homes for Wind and Solar
The Texas crisis need not be the death of dynamic pricing. The Texas energy disaster last month will yield many important lessons for assuring resource adequacy in a time of increasingly … Continue Reading Texas, Hedg’Em
If we don’t also get electricity rates right, closing one perverse incentive may just increase another. I want to begin this week’s blog by saying how great it is to … Continue Reading Can Net Metering Reform Fix the Rooftop Solar Cost Shift?
Income-based monthly fees could address affordability while reducing distorted electricity rates. California leaders tout their pathbreaking initiatives to address both the climate crisis and economic inequality. But the way we … Continue Reading Reinventing Fixed Charges
A thought experiment suggests how much rooftop solar could reduce transmission and distribution costs. California and other locations are moving to renewable energy at high speed. But even in these … Continue Reading What Can Distributed Generation Do For the Grid?
Customers can help avoid blackouts if they are given better information and prices. Even if you don’t live in California, you probably heard about the rotating power outages we had … Continue Reading Why Don’t We Do It With Demand?