Progressive opposition to Manchin’s proposed permitting reforms has unexpected and undesirable consequences. Originally published in The Hill with the title, “Progressives Should Have Supported Manchin’s Permitting Reforms: Here’s Why.” When … Continue Reading Shadow Carbon Pricing: The Unexpected Costs of Fossil Fuel Opposition
Analysis of home electricity usage reveals how much people charge – and therefore drive – their EVs. Today’s post is co-authored with Fiona Burlig, James Bushnell & David Rapson. It’s … Continue Reading Electric Vehicle Owners Drive Less Than We Thought
We’re making much more progress decarbonizing the electricity sector than decarbonizing transport. The transport and electricity sectors are the two behemoths in climate circles, together accounting for about half of … Continue Reading A Tale of Two Sectors
A fictional book about a US-wide power outage and books about local and global politics. 2020 has been a year like no other, even in the domain of energy books. … Continue Reading 2020 Energy Books: Apocalyptic and Political
How have CO2 emissions and energy use changed over the last 3 years and 9 months? It feels like there’s been breaking news every few hours recently. To counter that, … Continue Reading Energy and Climate Trends Since President Trump’s Election
Rising electricity demand from air conditioning will exacerbate problems during heat waves. The Bay Area has definitely felt dystopian recently. Our Covid cases are high, we’ve had heat waves and … Continue Reading Are There More Blackouts in California’s Future?
Ghanaians were promised heavily subsidized electricity for the first three months of the pandemic. What happened? Today’s post is co-authored with Susanna Berkouwer, Pierre Biscaye, Miranda Lambert and Steve Puller. … Continue Reading Subsidizing Electricity During a Pandemic: Lessons from Ghana