Utility costs are like taxes. Everyone knows they have to be paid, but most people have a reason that their own share should be smaller. And, just as with taxes, … Continue Reading Who’s Stranded Now?
“No company in a real market would ever price that way.” If you’ve discussed electricity pricing much, you’ve surely heard this said by a person opposed to one retail tariff … Continue Reading Is Electricity Pricing Different from “Real Markets”? Should It Be?
(Today’s post is co-authored with Judson Boomhower, who recently received his Ph.D. at Berkeley where he was a graduate student researcher at the Energy Institute and is now a post-doc … Continue Reading Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver During Crunch Time?
May has arrived and days are getting longer and warmer. This is good news for baseball fans, barbecue enthusiasts, and grid operators concerned about integrating unprecedented levels of solar energy … Continue Reading The Duck has Landed
One delightful aspect of teaching an MBA course in energy and environmental markets is getting together with my former students as they pursue careers in the industries I study. I … Continue Reading Is Distributed Generation the Answer to Regulatory Dysfunction?
Big news! If you live in California, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, or a few other states you may soon have the opportunity to ditch your local investor-owned utility and buy … Continue Reading Is “Community Choice” Electric Supply a Solution or a Problem?
A recent article in the New York Times describes how a solar home provider will, “help some of the 1.2 billion people in the world who don’t have electricity to … Continue Reading “Real” Electricity Still Comes from the Grid