700,000 California homes now have solar panels; what does this mean for everyone else’s rates? “This is the future,” one of my neighbors recently told me, proudly showing off his … Continue Reading Why Am I Paying $65/year for Your Solar Panels?
Recent research questions a widely held belief. (This post is co-authored with Kenneth Lee and Edward Miguel.) The head of Swedfund, the development finance group, recently summarized a widely-held belief: … Continue Reading Does Solving Energy Poverty Help Solve Poverty? Not Quite.
Transportation agencies need to be prepared before inviting private investment in infrastructure. Last month President Trump released his plan to “rebuild our Nation’s crumbling infrastructure.” While it is not uncommon … Continue Reading Lessons from Utilities for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan
20% of industrial consumers adopted a new energy efficiency software tool. If you had asked me 10 years ago where I thought there were more opportunities for energy efficiency improvements … Continue Reading Are We Promoting the Right Kind of Energy Efficiency?
California utilities have lost $20 billion in market value since the wildfires began. The horrific wildfires in Northern California’s Wine Country in October and then in Southern California in December … Continue Reading What Does the Stock Market Tell Us about the California Wildfires?
Because electricity is not priced optimally, we all pay for excessive Bitcoin mining. (This post is coauthored with Catherine Wolfram) You may be reading this blog post in your dorm … Continue Reading Bitcoins Should Be Called BTUcoins, and That’s a Problem
Unused allowances are not an existential threat to the state’s market for greenhouse gases Today’s blog is co-authored with fellow EI blogger, Jim Bushnell. One of the most prominent and most … Continue Reading California’s Carbon Cap is Not in Jeopardy, Because It’s Not Really a Cap