New research explores the economic benefits of recent transmission investments in Chile. Total installed solar capacity in Chile now exceeds a whopping 4.4 GW. That’s 20% of all the installed … Continue Reading Market Integration and Renewable Energy
Coming soon to a feeder near you. The pace of decarbonization is starting to pick up. And “green bottlenecks” are cropping up. From lithium shortages to balsa wood shortages to … Continue Reading What Will Electrification Cost (the Distribution System)?
My experience preparing for electric vehicles showed that automakers, utilities, electricians and government need to work together better. Last month we completed a major electrical panel upgrade project at our … Continue Reading The Home Upgrade Process Needs an Upgrade
Reaching into the e-mailbag to address some unhappy blog readers. There is a serious energy and climate policy debate about the appropriate role of behind-the-meter generation, particularly rooftop solar, in … Continue Reading Myths that Solar Owners Tell Themselves
New research finds that timing matters for standards and subsidies. Light bulbs were back in the news last month, with the Department of Energy announcing new tighter U.S. rules for … Continue Reading Did CFL Subsidies Crowd Out LED Purchases?
Uppmärksamhet! New research digs into the economics of ebikes. What do Sweden, Norway, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and Scotland have in common? They have all introduced subsidies for electric … Continue Reading Swedish E-Bikes
Is cryptocurrency the magical Texas route to resource adequacy? Or just magical thinking? Of all the proposals to avoid another Texas electricity crisis like February 2021, surely the most outside-the-box … Continue Reading Crypto Mining for a More Stable Grid?