(This blog is co-authored with Reed Walker). Offset markets for air pollution don’t worsen environmental inequality, though they also don’t improve it. One of the Biden Administration’s top two environmental priorities, along … Continue Reading Environmental Markets and Environmental Justice
It’s time to reform how we lease public lands for fossil fuel extraction. When I drove across the country in my late teens, the wind of the prairies blowing through … Continue Reading This Land Is Your Land….
No U.S. state has built as many new homes as Texas over the last decade and most of them use electric heat. There is plenty of blame to go around … Continue Reading The Texas Power Crisis, New Home Construction, and Electric Heating
To be successful, the Biden-Harris Administration’s evidence-based policymaking push must engage both technocrats and impacted communities. Last Wednesday was Climate Day at the White House. President Biden, alongside his experienced … Continue Reading Committing to Evidence-Based Policymaking
Do Standards + Investment = Justice? Around mid-December reports emerged that the candidacy of former California Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols to head the Biden EPA was dead, in … Continue Reading Can Climate Efforts Be the “Everything Policy Store”?
Electricity is replacing on-site fossil fuel consumption for U.S. home heating, and energy prices explain why. Berkeley was the first, but now more than thirty municipalities in California have enacted … Continue Reading What Matters for Electrification?
Power outages, distributed generation, and energy’s role in the pandemic topped this year’s list. This year has been profoundly challenging. A global health crisis and the impacts of measures to … Continue Reading The Most Read Energy Institute Blog Posts of 2020