Setting prices too low is a climate problem, but so is setting prices too high. We didn’t hear much about electricity pricing at last week’s Global Climate Action Summit in … Continue Reading The Electricity Price Isn’t Right
Why Californians are getting gouged at the plug. The summer driving season is underway. We’re hearing a lot about the high cost of gasoline, nationally and in California. In relative … Continue Reading The Cost of Filling Up the Tank with Electricity
Are we now trying to kill coal by banning trade? This has been an eventful week on and off the court (Go Warriors!). The executive branch of the government is … Continue Reading Energy Trade Wars
A nuanced look at politicians’ favorite policy tool. Everyone likes a puppy. You get a puppy you’re immediately in love. You never want to get rid of it. Puppies also … Continue Reading Subsidies and Puppies.
Governments should use markets and infrastructure to achieve their phase-out targets. I recently spent a week with executives from Electricite de France (EDF). That meant I heard a lot about … Continue Reading Killing Nuclear and Coal the European Way
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