As new subsidies spur companies to invest in carbon capture and storage, policies need to address associated harms. The path to enacting the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) went through Senator … Continue Reading Carbon Capture’s Role in a Greenhouse Gas-Free Electricity Grid
A new paper suggests Carbon Dioxide causes thrice the damages previously used by the US government. The third floor of the newly seismically retrofitted Giannini Hall at Berkeley is an … Continue Reading More Boo In CO2
And a tough winter is coming. I left Germany in 1990 as a long haired, smoking, bearded hippie with a guitar in one hand and a bag full of dreams … Continue Reading It’s Still Hot, But Summer is Over in Europe
Our new research suggests clean electricity standards or subsidies might be more beneficial. Today’s blog post is co-authored with Ryan Kellogg. Some economists and policy advocates present a carbon tax (or … Continue Reading Is Taxing Carbon Really the Best Way to Decarbonize the Grid?
Policymakers see a diminished role for California’s cap-and-trade program. November 14, 2012 was a big day in my book. This was the day we welcomed my son into the world … Continue Reading What’s the Plan for Carbon Pricing in California?
What is the right carbon tax? I contemplated a number of doom and gloom topics for my post this week. Under consideration were the $400 proposed rebate for each car … Continue Reading Tax Me Baby One More Time!
Right now even modest steps taken to use less gasoline and diesel would have a big impact on prices. With or without formal sanctions, oil buyers are shunning Russian crude, … Continue Reading Small Actions Matter for Reducing Oil Consumption