Electricity rates in California are a roadblock to decarbonization, but reform can help. As a passionate fan of the Chicago Cubs, I grew up expecting to lose. Rays of hope … Continue Reading Equitable Decarbonization Requires Rate Reform
Wholesale electricity prices soared during California’s September heat wave. Hot, hot, hot! What a way to start September, with record high temperatures across California, and what a test for the … Continue Reading How High Did California’s Electricity Prices Get?
Heat pumps are cool. When new refrigerant regulations take hold, they’ll be much cooler. Today’s post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway. Geez, it’s hot. We’ve been sweltering through record-high temperatures … Continue Reading Fighting Climate Change with Heat Pumps
Strategically timed vehicle charging can help green the grid. Between the newly signed Inflation Reduction Act and last year’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the federal government is committed to … Continue Reading Filling the Tank with Sunbeams and Breezes
With rising adoption, nearly 90% of American homes have air conditioning, but almost 30% in California are still without it. And, once again, the U.S. is gripped by sweltering heat … Continue Reading How Many U.S. Households Don’t Have Air Conditioning?
Can the Inflation Reduction Act tackle climate change and inflation at the same time? 18 months ago, Larry Summers wrote an important piece in the Washington Post warning of two … Continue Reading On Inflation, Climate, and Compromise
Can the private sector lead on climate while Washington dithers? Twenty-eight US states had heat advisories last week, temperatures topped 115 degrees in Texas and Oklahoma, and record heat waves … Continue Reading Voluntary Green Power to the Rescue?