I had a great time last Friday at Berkeley’s Annual Energy Symposium put on by the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative. Interesting people, interesting talks, and great to catch up … Continue Reading Are Fossil Fuel Subsidies Really the Problem for Renewables?
Here we go again. A couple refinery disruptions, a pipeline shutdown, and before you know it gas prices in California have jumped more than 50 cents compared to the rest … Continue Reading What (if anything) to do about California gasoline price spikes
Energy efficiency (EE) discussions never get far before someone raises the specter of “rebound.” Rebound is the consumers’ response to an energy efficiency improvement that causes them to increase energy … Continue Reading In Praise of Energy Efficiency Rebound
For the past few years, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has been claiming that U.S. production of corn ethanol has had massive benefits for consumers by lowering the cost of … Continue Reading Moving the Energy Debate Away From Nonsense
There’s been a lot of e-discussion since July 4th about the New York Times article on renewable fuel credits that were fraudulently sold by a not-so-clever crook in Maryland. He … Continue Reading Many Reasons to Dislike Renewables Mandates, but Fraudulent Credits Isn’t a Good One
Sometime later this week the owners of the Seaway pipeline will announce that they’ve completed the first stage of reversing the flow of oil on the line and have started … Continue Reading The Midwest Oil Glut Hasn’t Lowered Gas Prices; Ending the Glut Won’t Raise Them
Amidst all the political noise on speculation in oil futures markets, some serious researchers have written useful blogposts and op-eds pointing out the lack of evidence that speculation is a … Continue Reading Speculation is not the cause of high oil prices