Progressive opposition to Manchin’s proposed permitting reforms has unexpected and undesirable consequences. Originally published in The Hill with the title, “Progressives Should Have Supported Manchin’s Permitting Reforms: Here’s Why.” When … Continue Reading Shadow Carbon Pricing: The Unexpected Costs of Fossil Fuel Opposition
As new subsidies spur companies to invest in carbon capture and storage, policies need to address associated harms. The path to enacting the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) went through Senator … Continue Reading Carbon Capture’s Role in a Greenhouse Gas-Free Electricity Grid
With rising adoption, nearly 90% of American homes have air conditioning, but almost 30% in California are still without it. And, once again, the U.S. is gripped by sweltering heat … Continue Reading How Many U.S. Households Don’t Have Air Conditioning?
Political rhetoric from both sides is more distracting than enlightening. Being an energy economist isn’t as glamorous as it looks. As with any expertise, it takes thousands of hours to … Continue Reading What’s the Matter With Gasoline Prices?
What is the right carbon tax? I contemplated a number of doom and gloom topics for my post this week. Under consideration were the $400 proposed rebate for each car … Continue Reading Tax Me Baby One More Time!
Even with today’s rising electric vehicle prices and shortages, long-term policy goals should remain the focus. It is a good time to be an electric vehicle owner. Across the country, … Continue Reading Where’s My Low Cost Electric Vehicle?
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