Right now even modest steps taken to use less gasoline and diesel would have a big impact on prices. With or without formal sanctions, oil buyers are shunning Russian crude, … Continue Reading Small Actions Matter for Reducing Oil Consumption
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?
Russia’s war on Ukraine will likely accelerate reductions in transportation emissions. This week’s blog is co-authored with Erich Muehlegger and David Rapson of UC Davis. On the growing list of … Continue Reading A Silver Lining to the Oil Price Cloud
Energy security is on everyone’s mind. After incredulously watching Russian military shoot at Europe’s largest nuclear facility, which supplies 20% of Ukraine’s electricity, I am having a hard time concentrating … Continue Reading The Value of Energy Security
Key features of existing programs limit their ability to foster fuel switching, but there are alternatives. The simplest way to get people to choose A instead of B is to … Continue Reading Can Federal Appliance Standards Spur Electrification?
Heavier, more powerful and less efficient pickup trucks are offsetting gains in other segments. When we moved to our current house from downtown San Francisco, we did what one does … Continue Reading Monster Trucks
Twelve months after the Texas power crisis and we’ve already forgotten the key lesson. One year ago record-breaking cold weather was bearing down on Texas. Surging electricity demand and supply … Continue Reading The Most Obvious Way to Avoid Another Texas Blackout