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
And a tough winter is coming. I left Germany in 1990 as a long haired, smoking, bearded hippie with a guitar in one hand and a bag full of dreams … Continue Reading It’s Still Hot, But Summer is Over in Europe
With rising adoption, nearly 90% of American homes have air conditioning, but almost 30% in California are still without it. And, once again, the U.S. is gripped by sweltering heat … Continue Reading How Many U.S. Households Don’t Have Air Conditioning?
Can the Inflation Reduction Act tackle climate change and inflation at the same time? 18 months ago, Larry Summers wrote an important piece in the Washington Post warning of two … Continue Reading On Inflation, Climate, and Compromise
Can the private sector lead on climate while Washington dithers? Twenty-eight US states had heat advisories last week, temperatures topped 115 degrees in Texas and Oklahoma, and record heat waves … Continue Reading Voluntary Green Power to the Rescue?
Our new research suggests clean electricity standards or subsidies might be more beneficial. Today’s blog post is co-authored with Ryan Kellogg. Some economists and policy advocates present a carbon tax (or … Continue Reading Is Taxing Carbon Really the Best Way to Decarbonize the Grid?
Should we really build clean generation just to let it sit idle? There was a lot going on in Sacramento in June, as the legislature rushed to pass its new budget … Continue Reading California’s Strategic Electricity Reserve: (How) Should We Use It?