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?
Within-household substitution between vehicles could undermine the environmental benefits of EVs. I got interested in how multi-vehicle households use EVs, because — from a carbon emissions perspective– we care not … Continue Reading Three Facts About EVs and Multi-Vehicle Households
When complex regulations meet power markets, be sure to read the fine print. The next big push in climate policy in the US appears to be coalescing around a clean … Continue Reading The Clean Electricity Payment Plan: How Exactly Is This Supposed to Work?
When it comes to electrification, all energy prices matter. While a lot of behavior that harms the environment is due to misguided libertarianism or selfishness, much of it also comes … Continue Reading Decarbonization Will Require Pricing Reform