Capacity requirements don’t assure reliability when generators can’t get fuel. Texas has gone through a terrible period, President Biden has declared a state of emergency and efforts are continuing to … Continue Reading To Fix the Power Market, First Fix the Natural Gas Market
No U.S. state has built as many new homes as Texas over the last decade and most of them use electric heat. There is plenty of blame to go around … Continue Reading The Texas Power Crisis, New Home Construction, and Electric Heating
Analysis of home electricity usage reveals how much people charge – and therefore drive – their EVs. Today’s post is co-authored with Fiona Burlig, James Bushnell & David Rapson. It’s … Continue Reading Electric Vehicle Owners Drive Less Than We Thought
We need to get a handle on distribution costs as we get serious about electrification. (This post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway) Our household gets unusually excited about power system … Continue Reading Distribution Costs and Distributed Generation
To be successful, the Biden-Harris Administration’s evidence-based policymaking push must engage both technocrats and impacted communities. Last Wednesday was Climate Day at the White House. President Biden, alongside his experienced … Continue Reading Committing to Evidence-Based Policymaking
If we don’t also get electricity rates right, closing one perverse incentive may just increase another. I want to begin this week’s blog by saying how great it is to … Continue Reading Can Net Metering Reform Fix the Rooftop Solar Cost Shift?
Do Standards + Investment = Justice? Around mid-December reports emerged that the candidacy of former California Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols to head the Biden EPA was dead, in … Continue Reading Can Climate Efforts Be the “Everything Policy Store”?