Income-based monthly fees could address affordability while reducing distorted electricity rates. California leaders tout their pathbreaking initiatives to address both the climate crisis and economic inequality. But the way we … Continue Reading Reinventing Fixed Charges
Zero emission trucks will play a major role in California freight transport. While the Trump administration is busy dousing 50 years of environmental regulation with leaded gasoline, setting it on … Continue Reading Truckin’ California Style
Obama-era standards are dead. Who pulled the trigger? Source: Rigzone.com On March 30, when many of us were panic shopping for toilet paper and learning where best to stash our … Continue Reading Who Killed Fuel Economy Standards?
These are unusual times in oil and gasoline markets, but not really mysterious. Everyone has a role to play in the pandemic. My primary role – as my younger friends … Continue Reading Petro Questions and (Some) Answers
Two energy economists discuss supply, collusion, jobs, and the impact on gasoline prices. This week’s blog post is a podcast. Last Wednesday, I sat down (from a safe 2000 mile … Continue Reading The Policy and Politics of the COVID-19 Oil Market Crash
Can we squeeze some long-run good out of this short-run disaster? The coronavirus has upended life in my household. I’m now toggling between teaching first-grade math and undergraduate economics, and … Continue Reading COVID-19 and the Climate
Economists can’t predict the future, but economics can help improve policy today. Oil markets aren’t the first thing that hardly anyone thinks about when reading updates on the novel coronavirus. … Continue Reading Oil Market Impacts of COVID-19