For every one to two jobs a non-miner dies each year. [This post is coauthored with Carolyn Fischer at RFF]. If you open the papers it seems like the current … Continue Reading Coal Mining: Jobs to Die For?
This Spring, Mexico City has been choking under some of its worst smog conditions in years. The problem is ozone. Pollution alerts for ozone have been issued repeatedly, triggering “double” … Continue Reading Stop Blaming Drivers for Mexico City’s Smog
Most discussions about energy in the developing world quickly turn to the 1.3 billion people who don’t have access to electricity. Many initiatives are focused on serving these people, such … Continue Reading The Developing World Is Connecting to the Power Grid, but Reliability Lags
With all that’s been happening in Washington DC, you may have taken your finger off the pulse of California climate change policy. But now’s a good time to check back … Continue Reading California’s Carbon Border Wall
Capping greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at individual facilities is a bad idea whose time, unfortunately, may have come in California. Unlike a statewide cap or tax on emitting GHGs, facility-specific … Continue Reading One Stone, No Birds
It has been slowing down for decades, but is electricity use by American households now going down? Americans tend to use more and more of everything. As incomes have risen, … Continue Reading Evidence of a Decline in Electricity Use by U.S. Households
How a “little” California vehicle standard prevented an urban “airmaggedon” My midlife crisis did not lead to me to buy a German convertible — which would assist me in tanning … Continue Reading Save the California Waiver!