One book digs into a scandal, another refuses to discuss one. Back in October, I was worried that I wouldn’t have many energy books to review this year. But thanks … Continue Reading 2017 Energy Books
Propping up domestic coal demand is an expensive snooze button. The decline in U.S. coal-fired electricity generation is a good news/bad news story, depending on your perspective. The good news … Continue Reading The Decline of Coal: Break the Fall or Soften the Blow?
Fat margins in rail shipping are likely to partially absorb a price on carbon. Discussions of U.S. coal policy generally focus on coal mining or coal burning, but hardly ever … Continue Reading The Cushion in Coal Markets that Will Make it Harder to Kill
The Trump administration’s social cost of carbon is misguided. The unraveling of federal environmental protection under the Trump administration is well underway. Over the past several months we’ve seen moves … Continue Reading What Climate Change Policy Puts America First?
I thought I knew the answer, but now it’s not so clear. U.S. households and businesses use a whopping 11.5 quadrillion BTUs of energy annually for heating and cooling, about … Continue Reading Will Global Warming Increase or Decrease U.S. Energy Consumption?
In one of the best commencement speeches ever, the Australian composer, lyricist, and comedian, Tim Minchin told students at University of Western Australia, “We must think critically and not just … Continue Reading Making Policy in an Uncertain World
Most countries’ plans for reducing greenhouse gases rely heavily on energy efficiency programs. So, even if you aren’t an energy efficiency specialist, it’s important to understand how, and how well, … Continue Reading What Counts as Success in Energy Efficiency Programs?