Lowering pollution exposure of disadvantaged California communities. Economists are (perceived to be) notoriously annoying in conversations. The first question that often comes out of our big mouths is “what is … Continue Reading Cars, Trucks and Buses or Power Plants?
A new study says yes. But distributed solar benefits are an elusive prize. Policy makers, power companies, and a majority of Americans are coming around to the idea that the … Continue Reading Will Investing Big in Distributed Solar Save Us Billions?
Sort of. More expensive, less well timed, grid-intensive energy efficiency. Here in California, rooftop solar has been in the news quite a bit lately, as net energy metering and other … Continue Reading Is Rooftop Solar Just Like Energy Efficiency?
California’s distributed solar policy hurts the poor. It really is that simple. California regulators and legislators are diving back into Net Energy Metering (NEM) policies, debating how much customers with … Continue Reading Rooftop Solar Inequity
Energy efficient air conditioners save electricity exactly when the grid is most strained. Summer is around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere and air conditioning will soon be ramping up. … Continue Reading Can Energy Efficiency Help Avoid Blackouts?
Our grid investment incentive structures need some re-tooling. The Biden administration is swinging for the fences with this new infrastructure plan. There’s a lot going on in this proposal. Electricity … Continue Reading Gearing Up for Grid Modernization
More regional cooperation is needed to achieve Biden’s carbon-free grid. You may or may not be familiar with the children’s song alluded to in the title, but it is what … Continue Reading The More We Get Together, The Happier We’ll Be