A look at how artificial intelligence will interact with our efforts to deal with climate change. I will remember 2022 as a breakthrough moment for artificial intelligence (AI). I have … Continue Reading Can ChatGPT Save the Planet?
The year’s most popular blog posts addressed rooftop solar policy and the path to electrifying homes and transportation. The widespread adoption of solar energy by California households led the state’s … Continue Reading Top 10 Blog Posts of 2022
The United States and China are going in the opposite direction on coal. I’m a little surprised by the optimism in this week’s “World Energy Outlook 2022” from the International … Continue Reading Putting China’s Coal Consumption in Context
Electricity rates in California are a roadblock to decarbonization, but reform can help. As a passionate fan of the Chicago Cubs, I grew up expecting to lose. Rays of hope … Continue Reading Equitable Decarbonization Requires Rate Reform
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
Wholesale electricity prices soared during California’s September heat wave. Hot, hot, hot! What a way to start September, with record high temperatures across California, and what a test for the … Continue Reading How High Did California’s Electricity Prices Get?
Heat pumps are cool. When new refrigerant regulations take hold, they’ll be much cooler. Today’s post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway. Geez, it’s hot. We’ve been sweltering through record-high temperatures … Continue Reading Fighting Climate Change with Heat Pumps