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
Bjorn Lomborg has a history of getting under environmentalists’ skin. His most recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, in which he labels Obama a climate alarmist based on a few sentences … Continue Reading Lomborg vs. Obama
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