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?
Current proposals leave a giant loophole for used vehicles, but policy innovation can help. I love a good plan. Nothing is more satisfying than defining a goal, charting a course, … Continue Reading A Gap in California’s Plan for the EV Future
Uppmärksamhet! New research digs into the economics of ebikes. What do Sweden, Norway, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and Scotland have in common? They have all introduced subsidies for electric … Continue Reading Swedish E-Bikes
Is cryptocurrency the magical Texas route to resource adequacy? Or just magical thinking? Of all the proposals to avoid another Texas electricity crisis like February 2021, surely the most outside-the-box … Continue Reading Crypto Mining for a More Stable Grid?
Monthly connection fees are good for the climate. Regular readers of this blog are well aware that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published a proposed decision on reforming net … Continue Reading Everyone Should Pay a “Solar Tax”
Can we get more carbon mileage out of politically passable climate policy? Build Back Better (BBB) prospects are not looking so good. And the problem with swinging for the fences … Continue Reading Fighting Climate Change With Tax Credits
2021 felt a bit like “The Empire Strikes Back” towards the end there. The Energy policy revolution is still frozen in carbon(ite), largely thanks to Joe “Lando Calrissian” Manchin. Combine … Continue Reading Five Areas of Energy and Climate Progress to Watch for in 2022