Since the beginning of electricity grids, demand has fluctuated and supply has been made to follow along. But for decades, economists and some grid engineers have dreamed of having demand … Continue Reading Money for Nothing?
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Today we travel south of the border for an update on Mexico City’s well-known driving restrictions. What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Some people … Continue Reading Driving Restrictions and Air Quality
While environmental groups and other stakeholders have been working hard to delay – if not derail- major pipeline projects like Keystone, oil companies have been working hard to find alternative … Continue Reading Shipping oil by rail: A modern-day problem of social cost
Last week, Severin posted a great piece on household electricity consumption. Armed with a simple metering device and your energy bill, you can easily measure how your various household appliances … Continue Reading Cap-and-Trade Throws a Wrench into the Gears of Green Consumerism
Since my husband and I both work in the energy industry, we often exchange energy-themed gifts. He has given me energy books (my favorite was American Power by Mitch Epstein … Continue Reading Would a Nest Help My Family Save Energy?
Recently I have been spending a lot of time thinking about global fuel subsidies. The most extreme example is Venezuela, where gasoline costs only 6 cents per gallon. That’s not a … Continue Reading Global Gas Guzzlers
Imagine walking into your supermarket with a bag of zucchini from your garden and saying that you’d like to trade them straight up for an equal quantity of zucchini next … Continue Reading Rate design wars are the sound of utilities taking residential PV seriously