Like many people, I have a pretty good idea of how much I spend every week on groceries. I also have a pretty good idea of how much many of … Continue Reading Information Is Power
The State of California is poised to spend nearly half a billion dollars a year in each of the next five years on energy efficiency investments using funds generated from a recently closed … Continue Reading Getting the Biggest Bang for California’s Energy Efficiency Buck
Modeling the future emissions of global carbon is big business (albeit on an academic scale). There are dozens of groups with their more or less black box models, which if … Continue Reading Carbon vs. Energy Intensity
The American Economic Association held their annual meeting this weekend in San Diego. There were many excellent presentations on energy, but one of my favorites was by Paul Joskow on … Continue Reading In Praise of Deregulation
Last week’s op-ed by the seemingly unlikely duo of David Crane (CEO of NRG) and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., repeats a point highlighted in several places recently about the degree … Continue Reading Solar Panels, or Low Permitting Costs, for Every Home?
On Saturday another wildly unsuccessful round of climate negotiations concluded with applying a band aid to solve the rapidly accelerating climate problem. The 1997 Kyoto accord was extended to 2020. … Continue Reading Doha Schmoha
As a parent of two preschoolers, I get talked in to many things. This past weekend, I was talked in to decorating our front porch with a string of holiday … Continue Reading Deck the Halls with LEDs