New research examines the economics of cordon zones. Source: Wikimedia Autumn means different things to different people—for some it’s the changing leaves, for others it’s college football, or decorative gourds, … Continue Reading Cordon Zone Pricing: An Essential Tool for a Better Transportation Future
One very small public utility in the Sierras tries to implement more cost-based rate design. Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District – by some measures, the smallest electric utility in California … Continue Reading The Little Utility that Could?
Don’t forget about the 11 million U.S. households that heat with these fuels. U.S. households are bracing for high winter heating bills. While it isn’t as bad as what’s going … Continue Reading The Geography of Heating Oil and Propane
Electric vehicles need to lighten up. Literally. (Today’s blog is co-authored by Blake Shaffer, who is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary.) Let’s get something straight, again. If … Continue Reading Dead Weight Loss
Focus on how distributed energy resources are paid, not on how they improve grid planning. When Bill Gates started Microsoft he set the goal of “a computer on every desk … Continue Reading Solar on Every Roof, Electric Vehicles in Every Driveway?
And the differences could undermine the program. [Today’s blog is a joint effort of Severin Borenstein, James Bushnell, Steve Cicala and Ryan Kellogg] The Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) is … Continue Reading The CEPP is Not a Clean Energy Standard
Incentives matter! Let’s get them right. This is a big week for energy and environmental policy in the world’s fifth largest economy and the republic it is part of – … Continue Reading A Big Week for Energy and the Environment