“What?” you may be saying “Gas prices are lower than they have been in a long time.” That’s true, even in California, but that just reflects the collapse of world … Continue Reading Why are California’s Gasoline Prices So High?
I suspect a fair number of you know what I mean by energy tourism – sure, you’re up for sight-seeing and museums, but you also note the local gas prices, … Continue Reading Energy Tourism: The Tesla Taxi in Oslo
Last week was spring break at UC Berkeley, so I took a few days off for a very pleasant vacation, walking by the ocean with friends and enjoying the beauty … Continue Reading In Praise of Cleaner-burning Gasoline
You may have heard that the Federal highway trust fund is running out of money because, darn it, people aren’t using enough gasoline. The transformation of our energy system is … Continue Reading How (and who) will pay for our energy infrastructure?
On January 1st, California’s cap-and-trade program was expanded to include gasoline and diesel. Allowance prices are currently $12.58/ton (link), so this increases gasoline prices by $0.10 per gallon and increases … Continue Reading Raise the Gas Tax
A few weeks ago, Jim blogged about the concerns that cap-and-trade will drive up gas prices in California. In late June, those concerns resulted in a letter from Assemblymember Perea … Continue Reading Californians Can Handle the Truth About Gas Prices
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