Today’s post is coauthored by Benjamin Hobbs from Johns Hopkins University The U.S., almost alone among developed economies, has operated its power system as a collection of balkanized fiefdoms. Evidence … Continue Reading Can California Ignore its Neighbors?
Back in the “good old days” most customers had no choice about how to buy electricity and a regulator’s life was pretty easy. The utility needed sufficient revenue to cover … Continue Reading The Decline of Sloppy Electricity Rate Making
Aloha, dear readers. It’s quiet at the Energy Institute as most of us are out in the field. I just got to spend some time with a number of the … Continue Reading Hawai’i – The Next Frontier
The California Public Utilities Commission is moving closer to major changes in the steeply increasing-block residential electricity rates that the state has had since the 2000-01 California electricity crisis. This … Continue Reading Winners and Losers from Flattening Tiered Electricity Prices
We had a 2-hour power outage at our house last week, together with 45,000 other customers in the East Bay. The lights flickered off just after 8PM and didn’t come … Continue Reading Is the U.S. Investing Enough in Electricity Grid Reliability?
California leads the nation in residential solar photovoltaic installations. In fact, nearly half of all systems installed have been in the Golden State. So why is California the leader? Sure, … Continue Reading What Put California at the Top of Residential Solar?
In this divided age, few topics beyond motherhood, apple pie, and the iPhone 6 enjoy widespread public approval. So it is notable that, in a recent Gallup Poll, two out … Continue Reading Subsidizing renewables for the damage not done