This year, it will drain over $3 billion from the pockets of Californians. We need to find out why. I have written before on this blog about the mystery surcharge, … Continue Reading Trying to Unpack California’s Mystery Gasoline Surcharge
Could California’s ambitious zero carbon electricity policy make it harder to cut greenhouse gasses overall? Sometimes two ideas that seem joined at the hip end up butting heads. A couple … Continue Reading 100% of What?
A new paper shows a convincing causal link between local air pollution and the incidence of dementia. Those of us old enough to remember credible analysis underlying serious attempts at … Continue Reading The Mental Cost of Air Pollution
Setting prices too low is a climate problem, but so is setting prices too high. We didn’t hear much about electricity pricing at last week’s Global Climate Action Summit in … Continue Reading The Electricity Price Isn’t Right
Many Community Choice Aggregators are marketing clean energy by simply rearranging where existing low-carbon electricity goes. Change is potentially afoot for me this November, and I’m not talking about the … Continue Reading What Are You Getting If You Buy Clean Electricity?
Investments in charging infrastructure may encourage electric vehicle adoption even more than vehicle standards. Electric vehicles have taken off in the US. In 2017, electric vehicle sales surged by 25%. … Continue Reading Counteracting the EPA’s Tilt Away from Electric Vehicles
A recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decision illustrates the complicated dance between states and the federal government on climate policy. According to some energy aficionados, natural gas is the “blue … Continue Reading It’s Not Easy Being Blue