Analysis of home electricity usage reveals how much people charge – and therefore drive – their EVs. Today’s post is co-authored with Fiona Burlig, James Bushnell & David Rapson. It’s … Continue Reading Electric Vehicle Owners Drive Less Than We Thought
Today’s post is co-authored with Reed Walker. The benefits of additional air pollution regulation exceed the costs to industry by ten to one on average, according to a new analysis. … Continue Reading Is Air Pollution Regulation Too Stringent?
The role of economics in future environmental regulation. We are all breathing into paper bags. What is at stake in Tuesday’s election is beyond measure. If you do not feel … Continue Reading Sticks and Stones or Prices and Quantities?
A Biden presidency could use new tools to increase the efficiency of appliances. In our last apartment we had a classic GE refrigerator. As a card-carrying, energy nerd, I pulled … Continue Reading The Weakening of Energy Efficiency Standards
How have CO2 emissions and energy use changed over the last 3 years and 9 months? It feels like there’s been breaking news every few hours recently. To counter that, … Continue Reading Energy and Climate Trends Since President Trump’s Election
The U.S. cannot afford four more years of pandering to coal. Never has climate change felt so real as waking up two weeks ago to orange skies, darkened by the … Continue Reading Time to Vote Out Coal
Rising electricity demand from air conditioning will exacerbate problems during heat waves. The Bay Area has definitely felt dystopian recently. Our Covid cases are high, we’ve had heat waves and … Continue Reading Are There More Blackouts in California’s Future?