Environmental damages from U.S. power plants are down $100+ billion annually since 2010, according to new research by Holland, Mansur, Muller, and Yates. Remember 2010? It was not so long … Continue Reading U.S. Power Plant Emissions Down 45% Since 2010
New paper shows that electricity generators exercise significant market power when temperatures rise! Mr. Burns is a beloved character on the Simpsons. While most humans think of him as the … Continue Reading It’s Gettin’ Hot, So I’m Gonna Raise Prices!
First consumers “Cut the Cord.” Now will they “Plug the Pipe”? It’s getting cold outside. Of course that’s the moment that all furnaces take a turn for the worst. Mine … Continue Reading Electricity Makes a Run at Home Heating
Today EVs are driven much less than other cars, which has big implications for the environment. Where in the country you drive an electric vehicle matters a lot for the … Continue Reading All Charged Up, No Place to Go
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