Air conditioning made lots of headlines this summer. In newspaper accounts, internet memes, and office gripe sessions, there was much commiseration about the over-air conditioning of the American workplace…. Someecard Source … Continue Reading Are We Over-Air Conditioned?
Sales of air conditioners have exploded worldwide over the last few years, driven by middle-income countries where households and businesses are buying air conditioners at startling rates. My colleagues Max … Continue Reading Air Conditioning and Global Energy Demand
If I got a dollar each time someone says that California’s energy efficiency codes have led to significant decreases in electricity consumption, I could buy a Tesla to help reverse … Continue Reading Building Codes That Work
Information provision is a key element of energy-efficiency policy. Just think of the ubiquitous yellow EnergyGuide labels, which are required by law to be displayed on all major appliances sold in the … Continue Reading Better Yellow Labels
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
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.
The massive electricity outage in India several weeks ago reminded me of a striking graph I saw recently. I have a soft spot in my heart for graphs. A picture … Continue Reading Air Conditioning and Energy Demand in India