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 … Continue Reading 2020 Energy Books: Apocalyptic and Political
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
New working paper by Steve Cicala documents large changes in how Americans use electricity. This is an important turning point for the United States. We have a long road ahead. … Continue Reading Four Facts about Covid and U.S. Electricity Consumption
The role of economics in future environmental regulation. We are all breathing into paper bags. What is at stake in Tuesday’s election is beyond measure. If you do not feel … Continue Reading Sticks and Stones or Prices and Quantities?
Climate change, economic recovery, and the 2020 election. If you are climate-concerned, the past four years have been tough sledding. The Trump administration has been busy holding up federal policies … Continue Reading There’s a Lot Ridin’ on Biden
A Biden presidency could use new tools to increase the efficiency of appliances. In our last apartment we had a classic GE refrigerator. As a card-carrying, energy nerd, I pulled … Continue Reading The Weakening of Energy Efficiency Standards
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