Progressive fines for traffic violations may make economic sense. I cross a busy intersection on one of my regular jogging routes. I have been nearly run over numerous times by … Continue Reading Should Rich People Pay Higher Speeding Tickets?
Vietnam, a leading indicator for the rest of the developing world, has seen tremendous growth in per capita energy consumption. During a recent family vacation in Vietnam, I learned that … Continue Reading Good Morning Vietnam, Energy-wise
Recent research questions a widely held belief. (This post is co-authored with Kenneth Lee and Edward Miguel.) The head of Swedfund, the development finance group, recently summarized a widely-held belief: … Continue Reading Does Solving Energy Poverty Help Solve Poverty? Not Quite.
20% of industrial consumers adopted a new energy efficiency software tool. If you had asked me 10 years ago where I thought there were more opportunities for energy efficiency improvements … Continue Reading Are We Promoting the Right Kind of Energy Efficiency?
One book digs into a scandal, another refuses to discuss one. Back in October, I was worried that I wouldn’t have many energy books to review this year. But thanks … Continue Reading 2017 Energy Books
A recent working paper shows that insights from behavioral economics help explain consumers’ choices in a demand response program. Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize in Economics last month, making … Continue Reading Another Victory for the Behavioral Economists
A new paper uses machine learning and finds savings, but much lower than projected. Almost five years ago, California voters passed Proposition 39, which closed a corporate tax loophole and … Continue Reading Energy Efficiency in Schools – How Are We Doing?