No U.S. state has built as many new homes as Texas over the last decade and most of them use electric heat. There is plenty of blame to go around … Continue Reading The Texas Power Crisis, New Home Construction, and Electric Heating
We need to get a handle on distribution costs as we get serious about electrification. (This post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway) Our household gets unusually excited about power system … Continue Reading Distribution Costs and Distributed Generation
If we don’t also get electricity rates right, closing one perverse incentive may just increase another. I want to begin this week’s blog by saying how great it is to … Continue Reading Can Net Metering Reform Fix the Rooftop Solar Cost Shift?
Do Standards + Investment = Justice? Around mid-December reports emerged that the candidacy of former California Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols to head the Biden EPA was dead, in … Continue Reading Can Climate Efforts Be the “Everything Policy Store”?
Big environmental progress was made during a terrible 2020. It’s only December 7th, and most of us are completely done with 2020. The suffering the pandemic has caused across the … Continue Reading 10 Good Things That Happened This Year
A fictional book about a US-wide power outage and books about local and global politics. 2020 has been a year like no other, even in the domain of energy books. … Continue Reading 2020 Energy Books: Apocalyptic and Political
Income-based monthly fees could address affordability while reducing distorted electricity rates. California leaders tout their pathbreaking initiatives to address both the climate crisis and economic inequality. But the way we … Continue Reading Reinventing Fixed Charges