Happy earth day everyone! I briefly contemplated a doom and gloom post about the state of the global climate and lack of regulation. But let’s focus on what does work, … Continue Reading Nest(ing)
• For much of the last 40 years US politicians have railed against the countries of OPEC for restricting exports of oil for their own economic gain. Just 7 years … Continue Reading “We’re for Import free trade, just not Export free trade”
Tightening fuel economy standards for new vehicles leads older vehicles to stay in the fleet longer. Last August the Obama administration announced new fuel economy standards. Cars and trucks sold in … Continue Reading Fuel Economy Standards and Used Cars
Here in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this past March has been anything but spring-like. Even by our standards, we’ve had more than our fair share of cold, wind, and snow. And … Continue Reading Looking for warmer weather? Be careful what you wish for.
Several weeks ago I blogged about a solar quote my family received. The quote suggested that we could spend $12,400 to save $39,500 on our future electricity bills. My post … Continue Reading Marketing Solar, Part Two
Very little shocks me anymore. But I was shocked – SHOCKED! – to discover that one space in our house which takes up only about 5% of the floor space … Continue Reading From Big Energy Consumption (E) to Lower Energy Consumption (e)
Today we are taking the unusual step of posting in advance a draft paper that will be presented at the Energy Institute’s POWER research conference on March 22. The paper … Continue Reading Forecasting Supply and Demand in California’s Cap and Trade Market