Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law, Senate Bill 350, that sets out to double energy efficiency savings by 2030. Last week at the Democratic National Convention, Governor Brown … Continue Reading Evaluating Evaluations – Energy Efficiency in California
I suspect that most energy economists think there are more unexploited opportunities for energy efficiency in homes than in firms. Firms are cost-minimizers, after all – they’re in the business … Continue Reading Finding Energy Efficiency in an Unexpected Place – The Cockpit
(Today’s post is co-authored with Judson Boomhower, who recently received his Ph.D. at Berkeley where he was a graduate student researcher at the Energy Institute and is now a post-doc … Continue Reading Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver During Crunch Time?
People do strange things around Halloween. I swear – I usually do not walk into our house with 8 pounds of store-bought candy (Butterfingers and Heath Bars, of course). A … Continue Reading RIP Incandescent Light Bulbs?
Are the Benefits to the Weatherization Assistance Program’s Energy Efficiency Investments Four Times the Costs?
Today’s post is co-authored by Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago) and Catherine Wolfram (UC Berkeley) Faculty Directors of The E2e Project. As featured in the New York Times For Government … Continue Reading Are the Benefits to the Weatherization Assistance Program’s Energy Efficiency Investments Four Times the Costs?
Most of us drive cars that are less fuel efficient than a Prius, but this is likely to change over the next decade as the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy … Continue Reading If Someone Replaced Your Car with a Prius, Would You Drive More?
A new Energy Institute working paper finds that income tax credits for weatherization, solar panels, hybrids, and electric cars go predominantly to higher-income households. Over the last decade, U.S. households … Continue Reading Are Clean Energy Tax Credits Equitable?