Heavier, more powerful and less efficient pickup trucks are offsetting gains in other segments. When we moved to our current house from downtown San Francisco, we did what one does … Continue Reading Monster Trucks
2021 felt a bit like “The Empire Strikes Back” towards the end there. The Energy policy revolution is still frozen in carbon(ite), largely thanks to Joe “Lando Calrissian” Manchin. Combine … Continue Reading Five Areas of Energy and Climate Progress to Watch for in 2022
Despite recent hyperbole, U.S. heating fuel prices are not high by historical standards. I wasn’t reading a lot of energy news during the 1973-74 oil crisis, but I can’t remember … Continue Reading Are U.S. Heating Fuels Becoming Unaffordable?
Not if you can remember the world before COVID. In 1960, gasoline cost $0.31 per gallon. Isn’t it outrageous that it costs more than $0.31 today? If you think that’s … Continue Reading Is Gasoline Becoming Unaffordable?
New research examines the economics of cordon zones. Source: Wikimedia Autumn means different things to different people—for some it’s the changing leaves, for others it’s college football, or decorative gourds, … Continue Reading Cordon Zone Pricing: An Essential Tool for a Better Transportation Future
Electric vehicles need to lighten up. Literally. (Today’s blog is co-authored by Blake Shaffer, who is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary.) Let’s get something straight, again. If … Continue Reading Dead Weight Loss
Focus on how distributed energy resources are paid, not on how they improve grid planning. When Bill Gates started Microsoft he set the goal of “a computer on every desk … Continue Reading Solar on Every Roof, Electric Vehicles in Every Driveway?