With rising adoption, nearly 90% of American homes have air conditioning, but almost 30% in California are still without it. And, once again, the U.S. is gripped by sweltering heat … Continue Reading How Many U.S. Households Don’t Have Air Conditioning?
Can the private sector lead on climate while Washington dithers? Twenty-eight US states had heat advisories last week, temperatures topped 115 degrees in Texas and Oklahoma, and record heat waves … Continue Reading Voluntary Green Power to the Rescue?
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?
Should we really build clean generation just to let it sit idle? There was a lot going on in Sacramento in June, as the legislature rushed to pass its new budget … Continue Reading California’s Strategic Electricity Reserve: (How) Should We Use It?
Cleaning up the dirtiest mode of transport is hard, but worth it. You were probably expecting some snarky, humor-filled blog post addressing the heedless attack of the judiciary on the … Continue Reading Dirty Boats
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