“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?
Energy-efficient air conditioners save electricity during the most valuable hours of the year. (Today’s post is co-authored with Judson Boomhower, who recently received his Ph.D. at Berkeley where he was … Continue Reading Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver at the Right Time?
There is evidence that bigger isn’t necessarily better when it comes to solar energy projects. Economies of scale suggest large projects would be more cost-effective than small ones. But recently, … Continue Reading The Distribution Grid Has Room for More Solar
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?
Last month, I went to a talk by someone I surprisingly hadn’t heard of before. Yosef Abramowitz is an entrepreneur whose company, Gigawatt Global, just constructed and commissioned the largest … Continue Reading Why Does the Media Ignore Grid-Scale Solar?
We recently added a new member to our family. Since I have a tendency to look at the world through an energy lens, I’ve being wondering, what is the likely … Continue Reading Our Newest Energy Consumer