This is the worst year in decades for U.S. coal. During the first six months of 2016, U.S. coal production was down a staggering 28 percent compared to 2015, and … Continue Reading King Coal is Dethroned in the US – and That’s Good News for the Environment
Last month Meredith wrote about coal being too cheap and Max wrote about gasoline being too cheap. But what is the right price for energy? Nobody in recent years has … Continue Reading Getting Energy Prices Right
Two weeks ago on this blog, Max drew our attention to the fact that gas is too darn cheap. To underscore this point, he noted that the average American … Continue Reading Coal is too Cheap
The view from my window high up in the ivory tower is spectacular. Through my open window I breathe in the unpolluted air of knowledge and bask in the glow … Continue Reading Leaking Coal to Asia
Today’s post is coauthored by Benjamin Hobbs from Johns Hopkins University The U.S., almost alone among developed economies, has operated its power system as a collection of balkanized fiefdoms. Evidence … Continue Reading Can California Ignore its Neighbors?
On March 11, 2011 I was sitting in a coffee shop in Berlin, dressed appropriately in a black turtleneck and leather jacket, reading about the terrible Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear disaster. … Continue Reading Exiting Coal?
Policies that subsidize the demonstration of large-scale technologies make economists queasy. Severin explored this topic in a recent blog. In retrospect it’s easy to point to failures, including the United … Continue Reading Is Clean Coal Too Expensive?