(Today’s post is co-authored with Susanna Berkouwer, a Ph.D. candidate at the Energy Institute.) A UC Berkeley-based engineering team thinks the answer is “yes.” Many of us are in the … Continue Reading Can Cell Phones Help Improve Electricity Reliability?
Adaptation costs will be big. How big depends on who’s paying… Fast-moving and exceptionally intense mega-fires have become the “new abnormal” here in California. These fires are out, for now. … Continue Reading Only Who Should Prevent Forest Fires?
Wildfire devastation mandates rethinking how electricity providers should be organized With pathbreaking policies in renewable energy, energy efficiency and electric vehicles, California has been on the leading edge of climate … Continue Reading Stabilizing Utilities in an Unstable Climate
Environmental damages from U.S. power plants are down $100+ billion annually since 2010, according to new research by Holland, Mansur, Muller, and Yates. Remember 2010? It was not so long … Continue Reading U.S. Power Plant Emissions Down 45% Since 2010
New paper shows that electricity generators exercise significant market power when temperatures rise! Mr. Burns is a beloved character on the Simpsons. While most humans think of him as the … Continue Reading It’s Gettin’ Hot, So I’m Gonna Raise Prices!
First consumers “Cut the Cord.” Now will they “Plug the Pipe”? It’s getting cold outside. Of course that’s the moment that all furnaces take a turn for the worst. Mine … Continue Reading Electricity Makes a Run at Home Heating
Today EVs are driven much less than other cars, which has big implications for the environment. Where in the country you drive an electric vehicle matters a lot for the … Continue Reading All Charged Up, No Place to Go