Last week, President Obama nominated Gina McCarthy to be the new EPA administrator. If confirmed, McCarthy will be looking to break ground with new carbon dioxide regulations for power plants … Continue Reading With cross-state cap-and-trade, challenges await the next EPA administrator
Last month, my husband opened the door to a solicitor from a solar company and eventually agreed to let the polite young gentleman on our porch order a quote for … Continue Reading Marketing Solar: Bring in Elizabeth Warren?
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) held its second auction for greenhouse gas allowances this past Tuesday (Feb 19th). Severin blogged about his reactions to the first auction held back … Continue Reading California Holds Its Second Cap and Trade Auction: Signs of a Maturing Market
Economists love prices. In fact, when we want people to reduce their consumption of something, we argue we should make that thing more expensive. This is usually done via a … Continue Reading Knowledge is (Less) Power.
I was recently on a panel at the “Australia US Dialogue on Carbon Pricing.” The focus was on linking the various markets for C02 that exist around the world. For … Continue Reading A Ton is Never Really a Ton
Let’s face it. The opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline isn’t about dirty oil. It’s about oil. James Hansen and the other leading opponents focus on the GHGs that will … Continue Reading What’s Keystone XL Got To Do With It?
At the Energy Institute at Haas, we’ve long debated and investigated “the energy-efficiency gap.” It’s an idea that’s simple to state but, potentially, huge in its implications: it’s the difference … Continue Reading Another Take on the Efficiency Gap