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?
Pricing carbon will help drive R&D, but the market will still be bumpy. Virtually all economists agree that one of the biggest selling points for pricing greenhouse gases (GHGs) – … Continue Reading Cap-and-Trade and Innovation
It’s time for lawmakers to make the $3 billion per year puzzle a priority. It’s not going away. Back in October, I blogged, and published an op-ed about California’s mystery … Continue Reading California’s Mystery Gasoline Surcharge Continues
Unused allowances are not an existential threat to the state’s market for greenhouse gases Today’s blog is co-authored with fellow EI blogger, Jim Bushnell. One of the most prominent and most … Continue Reading California’s Carbon Cap is Not in Jeopardy, Because It’s Not Really a Cap
Fat margins in rail shipping are likely to partially absorb a price on carbon. Discussions of U.S. coal policy generally focus on coal mining or coal burning, but hardly ever … Continue Reading The Cushion in Coal Markets that Will Make it Harder to Kill
UPDATE: The day after I posted this blog, I learned that the tax structure problem that I noted here was actually largely corrected by the same legislation (SB1) that introduced … Continue Reading California’s Real Gasoline “Tax” Problems
It’s time to make critical peak pricing more flexible. For meteorological reasons that I don’t pretend to understand, the same weather phenomenon that brought the devastating hurricane Harvey to Texas … Continue Reading Peak Electricity Pricing 2.0