The Energy Institute at Haas strives to bridge the gap between the frontiers of economics and the marketplace. We do this through our working paper series, advice to policymakers, and … Continue Reading Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017
One book digs into a scandal, another refuses to discuss one. Back in October, I was worried that I wouldn’t have many energy books to review this year. But thanks … Continue Reading 2017 Energy Books
Propping up domestic coal demand is an expensive snooze button. The decline in U.S. coal-fired electricity generation is a good news/bad news story, depending on your perspective. The good news … Continue Reading The Decline of Coal: Break the Fall or Soften the Blow?
(Today’s post is co-authored with Veronica Irastorza, who is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and former Undersecretary of Energy in Mexico. Veronica is Associate Director at NERA … Continue Reading Are Mexican Renewables Really this Cheap?
Fat margins in rail shipping are likely to partially absorb a price on carbon. Discussions of U.S. coal policy generally focus on coal mining or coal burning, but hardly ever … Continue Reading The Cushion in Coal Markets that Will Make it Harder to Kill
Externalities from shipping crude by rail are still disproportionally larger than those from pipeline transport. My twitter feed exploded late last week. And no, I am not talking about the … Continue Reading The Keystone Pipeline’s XL-ish Spill
A recent working paper shows that insights from behavioral economics help explain consumers’ choices in a demand response program. Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize in Economics last month, making … Continue Reading Another Victory for the Behavioral Economists