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
Readers were drawn to timely analysis on rooftop solar, the Texas power crisis and building electrification. Over one million California households and businesses have put solar panels on their roofs. … Continue Reading Top 10 Energy Institute Blog Posts of 2021
New research examines the role of individuals versus places in determining household carbon emissions. Source: Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle, Shutterstock The average household in San Francisco emits 36 … Continue Reading Are Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions All About Location, Location, Location?
Provocative new research delivers a carbon offset reality check. There’s lots to unpack from the COP26 meetings in Glasgow. One development that has economists talking is an agreement on how … Continue Reading Carbon Offsets Get a Green Light in Glasgow
One very small public utility in the Sierras tries to implement more cost-based rate design. Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District – by some measures, the smallest electric utility in California … Continue Reading The Little Utility that Could?