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.
Here we go again. A couple refinery disruptions, a pipeline shutdown, and before you know it gas prices in California have jumped more than 50 cents compared to the rest … Continue Reading What (if anything) to do about California gasoline price spikes
Energy efficiency (EE) discussions never get far before someone raises the specter of “rebound.” Rebound is the consumers’ response to an energy efficiency improvement that causes them to increase energy … Continue Reading In Praise of Energy Efficiency Rebound