Uppmärksamhet! New research digs into the economics of ebikes. What do Sweden, Norway, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and Scotland have in common? They have all introduced subsidies for electric … Continue Reading Swedish E-Bikes
Is cryptocurrency the magical Texas route to resource adequacy? Or just magical thinking? Of all the proposals to avoid another Texas electricity crisis like February 2021, surely the most outside-the-box … Continue Reading Crypto Mining for a More Stable Grid?
Russia’s war on Ukraine will likely accelerate reductions in transportation emissions. This week’s blog is co-authored with Erich Muehlegger and David Rapson of UC Davis. On the growing list of … Continue Reading A Silver Lining to the Oil Price Cloud
Energy security is on everyone’s mind. After incredulously watching Russian military shoot at Europe’s largest nuclear facility, which supplies 20% of Ukraine’s electricity, I am having a hard time concentrating … Continue Reading The Value of Energy Security
A more effective way to help struggling families, without undermining climate goals. You may have heard the growing talk in Washington DC and state capitals of temporarily suspending federal and … Continue Reading Cut the Electricity Tax, not the Gas Tax
Key features of existing programs limit their ability to foster fuel switching, but there are alternatives. The simplest way to get people to choose A instead of B is to … Continue Reading Can Federal Appliance Standards Spur Electrification?
Monthly connection fees are good for the climate. Regular readers of this blog are well aware that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published a proposed decision on reforming net … Continue Reading Everyone Should Pay a “Solar Tax”