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.
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