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
Rising global incomes will drive increased global adoption of air conditioning. Sales of air conditioners have exploded worldwide over the last few years, driven by middle-income countries where households and … Continue Reading Air Conditioning and Global Energy Demand
I live in the northern end of the Silicon Valley and here EVs and Plug-in hybrids are everywhere. From Tesla P85s to C-Max Energis – it’s what the cool kids … Continue Reading The Economics of EV Charging Stations
There’s a lot of talk in California these days about imposing fixed monthly charges on residential electricity bills. The large investor-owned utilities in California have small or no fixed charges, … Continue Reading What’s so Great about Fixed Charges?