Despite recent challenges, Chile remains an attractive market for grid-scale solar. With the U.S. Federal government pulling back sharply from efforts to address global warming, I’ve found myself looking outside … Continue Reading Four Reasons Why Chile Is the Biggest Solar Market in Latin America
It’s here. The first week of the Trump administration. And it promises to be a busy one. On the energy front, Trump has an ambitious agenda for his first days … Continue Reading Will Trump Negotiate a Better Coal Deal for Taxpayers?
This is the third year I’ve done a post on energy books, and this year I’m focusing on books that have been published since last year’s post. The most expensive … Continue Reading 2016 Energy Books: What’s Good, What’s Not
I am living in a very blue state. The graph below charts Google searches for “stages of grief”. The spike in grief-stricken web/soul searching corresponds with- you guessed it- the … Continue Reading Climate Change and the Post-Election Blues
Natural gas is commonly called a “bridge” to a low carbon future. Why this metaphor? A bridge crosses over an obstacle, like a river or canyon. The metaphor suggests that … Continue Reading Proposals to Eliminate Natural Gas from the Fuel Mix Are Premature
How bad is the outlook for U.S. coal? Very bad. This is the worst year in decades for U.S. coal. During the first six months of 2016, U.S. coal production … Continue Reading King Coal is Dethroned in the U.S.
Ambitious new IMF research quantifies energy externalities for 156 countries. Last month Meredith wrote about coal being too cheap and Max wrote about gasoline being too cheap. But what is … Continue Reading Getting Energy Prices Right