Could California’s ambitious zero carbon electricity policy make it harder to cut greenhouse gasses overall? Sometimes two ideas that seem joined at the hip end up butting heads. A couple … Continue Reading 100% of What?
(This post is co-authored with Catherine Wolfram and Derek Wolfson, Energy Institute PhD student researcher) Microgrids are difficult to implement and can be undermined by promises of grid expansion. Nuclear … Continue Reading Are Solar Microgrids the Future in the Developing World?
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
Many Community Choice Aggregators are marketing clean energy by simply rearranging where existing low-carbon electricity goes. Change is potentially afoot for me this November, and I’m not talking about the … Continue Reading What Are You Getting If You Buy Clean Electricity?
Investments in charging infrastructure may encourage electric vehicle adoption even more than vehicle standards. Electric vehicles have taken off in the US. In 2017, electric vehicle sales surged by 25%. … Continue Reading Counteracting the EPA’s Tilt Away from Electric Vehicles
Is public transportation the right vehicle for market transformation? Vehicle emissions have been in the news recently as standards for passenger cars come under attack. While California fights the Trump … Continue Reading Here Comes the Electric Bus
The direct costs would be large. The enrichment of world oil producers would be even larger. A few weeks ago, when California happily announced that it had met its 2020 … Continue Reading Should California Keep Its Oil in the Ground?