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?
Even my favorite colleagues can’t agree. When you listen to conversations between energy economists about pretty much anything, it often feels like an episode of Debbie Downer. We find something … Continue Reading How Local Should Your Energy Retailer Be?
A recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decision illustrates the complicated dance between states and the federal government on climate policy. According to some energy aficionados, natural gas is the “blue … Continue Reading It’s Not Easy Being Blue
DST can coordinate societal shifts to better use daylight…but at a cost. You would think most states have more pressing issues to confront these days, but legislation on the measurement … Continue Reading What Does Daylight Saving Time Really Save?
California’s rooftop solar mandate is an opportune moment to revisit a pair of prescient studies by Michael Cohen and coauthors. A couple of months ago I wrote a blog post … Continue Reading Does Rooftop Solar Help the Distribution System?