What can we learn from California’s pioneering efforts to price carbon at the border? Everybody’s talking about border carbon adjustments. The EU has announced its plan to tax the emissions … Continue Reading The Whac-a-Mole Economics of Border Carbon Adjustments
Electrifying light-duty trucks will lower the cost of the electric vehicle transition, according to new research. In the early 2000s, the Hummer became a symbol of cars at their environmental … Continue Reading A Pick Up for the Electric Vehicle Market
Electric Freight Transport’s Benefits Depend on Grid Decarbonization! While much of the debate around cleaning up the transportation sector has focused on the types of cars you and I drive, … Continue Reading Electrifying Big Rigs?
Encouraging new evidence on eVMT. Today’s post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway The parking lot at our Berkeley grocery store, the one with kombucha on tap, is increasingly populated with … Continue Reading Tesla Miles Traveled
If a cap is not really a cap, what does that make an offset? Even though the Biden administration has made it very clear that they do not want to … Continue Reading When Did Environmentalists Stop Hugging Trees?
(This blog is co-authored with Reed Walker). Offset markets for air pollution don’t worsen environmental inequality, though they also don’t improve it. One of the Biden Administration’s top two environmental priorities, along … Continue Reading Environmental Markets and Environmental Justice
We’re making much more progress decarbonizing the electricity sector than decarbonizing transport. The transport and electricity sectors are the two behemoths in climate circles, together accounting for about half of … Continue Reading A Tale of Two Sectors