In one of the best commencement speeches ever, the Australian composer, lyricist, and comedian, Tim Minchin told students at University of Western Australia, “We must think critically and not just … Continue Reading Making Policy in an Uncertain World
A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory highlights the enormous potential growth for air conditioning in India. Globally, 2017 will likely end up one of the three hottest years … Continue Reading Cooling India
Extend effective programs to low income households, but scrap the bad ones for everyone. Energy programs for low-income households are on the chopping block. President Trump’s proposed federal budget would … Continue Reading Bringing Fairness to Energy Programs
It’s been blistering hot in the western U.S. Last week’s record-breaking temperatures had roads buckling, planes grounded, and electricity demand soaring. Temperatures in California last week: Source High temperatures … Continue Reading Building Codes Don’t Save Electricity… or Do They?
With all that’s been happening in Washington DC, you may have taken your finger off the pulse of California climate change policy. But now’s a good time to check back … Continue Reading California’s Carbon Border Wall
It has been slowing down for decades, but is electricity use by American households now going down? Americans tend to use more and more of everything. As incomes have risen, … Continue Reading Evidence of a Decline in Electricity Use by U.S. Households
This has been a spring of leaks. Most of you probably heard about the hole at the Oroville Dam. In my house, we’ve had leaks in both our skylight and … Continue Reading Is the Duck Sinking?