(This blog post co-authored by David I. Levine) When people own a home or condominium, they have incentives to think about the efficiency of their appliances. Thus, more than a third … Continue Reading Renting Inefficiency
The first auction of allowances for California’s cap and trade market took place on Wednesday November 14 and the results were released on Monday. The state auctioned off allowances for … Continue Reading California holds its first cap and trade auction
For most things people purchase – like toothpaste, books, and televisions – prices don’t change over the course of the day: Consumers pay the same price regardless of whether they … Continue Reading Dynamic Electricity Pricing
There’s nothing like a power outage to make you appreciate just how much you depend on reliable electricity. According to the latest numbers from the Energy Information Administration, as of … Continue Reading Measuring the Economic Costs of Electricity Outages
I had a great time last Friday at Berkeley’s Annual Energy Symposium put on by the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative. Interesting people, interesting talks, and great to catch up … Continue Reading Are Fossil Fuel Subsidies Really the Problem for Renewables?
In a couple of weeks, California will hold the first auction of greenhouse gas emissions permits. This auction is notable and newsworthy as it effectively sets in motion the world’s … Continue Reading Pricing Carbon in California : A Complicated Problem with No Simple Solution
Since my dissertation writing days I have been interested in forecasts of China’s greenhouse gas emissions. I am clearly not the only person interested in this topic, yet we environmental/energy … Continue Reading Cooling China And Then Some.