The EPA considers subsidizing electric fuel. Over the last several years there has been a lot of excitement about the potential growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market. Much attention … Continue Reading Should We Pay People to Drive Their Electric Cars?
A new study suggests excess compensation to shareholders is costing ratepayers billions. Regulating an electric or gas utility is a tough job. You want utilities to have the funding they … Continue Reading What Does Capital Really Cost a Utility?
Electricity rates in California are a roadblock to decarbonization, but reform can help. As a passionate fan of the Chicago Cubs, I grew up expecting to lose. Rays of hope … Continue Reading Equitable Decarbonization Requires Rate Reform
A new paper suggests Carbon Dioxide causes thrice the damages previously used by the US government. The third floor of the newly seismically retrofitted Giannini Hall at Berkeley is an … Continue Reading More Boo In CO2
Wholesale electricity prices soared during California’s September heat wave. Hot, hot, hot! What a way to start September, with record high temperatures across California, and what a test for the … Continue Reading How High Did California’s Electricity Prices Get?
Heat pumps are cool. When new refrigerant regulations take hold, they’ll be much cooler. Today’s post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway. Geez, it’s hot. We’ve been sweltering through record-high temperatures … Continue Reading Fighting Climate Change with Heat Pumps
Strategically timed vehicle charging can help green the grid. Between the newly signed Inflation Reduction Act and last year’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the federal government is committed to … Continue Reading Filling the Tank with Sunbeams and Breezes