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
Unequal access to air conditioning has important implications for productivity, health, and education. (Today’s post is co-authored by Stephen Jarvis, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environment … Continue Reading Air Conditioning and Global Inequality
The Texas crisis need not be the death of dynamic pricing. The Texas energy disaster last month will yield many important lessons for assuring resource adequacy in a time of increasingly … Continue Reading Texas, Hedg’Em
Analysis of home electricity usage reveals how much people charge – and therefore drive – their EVs. Today’s post is co-authored with Fiona Burlig, James Bushnell & David Rapson. It’s … Continue Reading Electric Vehicle Owners Drive Less Than We Thought
We need to get a handle on distribution costs as we get serious about electrification. (This post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway) Our household gets unusually excited about power system … Continue Reading Distribution Costs and Distributed Generation
To be successful, the Biden-Harris Administration’s evidence-based policymaking push must engage both technocrats and impacted communities. Last Wednesday was Climate Day at the White House. President Biden, alongside his experienced … Continue Reading Committing to Evidence-Based Policymaking
If we don’t also get electricity rates right, closing one perverse incentive may just increase another. I want to begin this week’s blog by saying how great it is to … Continue Reading Can Net Metering Reform Fix the Rooftop Solar Cost Shift?