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
New research examines the role of individuals versus places in determining household carbon emissions. Source: Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle, Shutterstock The average household in San Francisco emits 36 … Continue Reading Are Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions All About Location, Location, Location?
Provocative new research delivers a carbon offset reality check. There’s lots to unpack from the COP26 meetings in Glasgow. One development that has economists talking is an agreement on how … Continue Reading Carbon Offsets Get a Green Light in Glasgow
What can we learn from California’s pioneering efforts to price carbon at the border? Everybody’s talking about border carbon adjustments. The EU has announced its plan to tax the emissions … Continue Reading The Whac-a-Mole Economics of Border Carbon Adjustments