Every summer vacation, we pack our tree-hugging family into the car and head for the Sierra Nevada mountains. In many respects, our trip this summer was just like any other … Continue Reading If a Tree Falls in the Forest…Should We Use It to Generate Electricity?
How bad is the outlook for U.S. coal? Very bad. This is the worst year in decades for U.S. coal. During the first six months of 2016, U.S. coal production … Continue Reading King Coal is Dethroned in the US – and That’s Good News for the Environment
Ambitious new IMF research quantifies energy externalities for 156 countries. Last month Meredith wrote about coal being too cheap and Max wrote about gasoline being too cheap. But what is … Continue Reading Getting Energy Prices Right
It just doesn’t add up. Why I think not building Keystone XL will likely leave a billion barrels worth of bitumen in the ground.
I am not a fan of blanket statements. Whenever oil sands come up in casual conversation, many of my economist friends argue that “the stuff will come out of the … Continue Reading It just doesn’t add up. Why I think not building Keystone XL will likely leave a billion barrels worth of bitumen in the ground.