When it comes to lighting, I’m no early adopter. For the last 20 years, I’ve annoyed my energy efficiency friends by arguing that those curlicue compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) were … Continue Reading Trash those incandescent bulbs today!
Lunches at Berkeley are never boring. This week I had an engaging discussion with a colleague from out of town who asked me what I thought about statistical top down … Continue Reading I’m Not Really Down with Most Top Down Evaluations
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
Energy-efficient air conditioners save electricity during the most valuable hours of the year. (Today’s post is co-authored with Judson Boomhower, who recently received his Ph.D. at Berkeley where he was … Continue Reading Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver at the Right Time?
I spend a lot of time describing unicorns in my undergraduate classroom. And by unicorns, I mean perfectly competitive markets and their features. If you’re a little rusty on this … Continue Reading Cartels Work Unless They Don’t
I am currently sitting in my yard enjoying the post El Nino 75 degree weather, while typing away on my locally made (…well invented at least) MacBook which was charged … Continue Reading No More Berning of Fossil Fuels