Energy efficient air conditioners save electricity exactly when the grid is most strained. Summer is around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere and air conditioning will soon be ramping up. … Continue Reading Can Energy Efficiency Help Avoid Blackouts?
Renters are more likely to have electric heating, electric hot water heaters, electric stoves, and electric dryers. Renters tend to draw the short straw when it comes to low-carbon technologies. … Continue Reading Evidence of a Homeowner-Renter Gap for Electric Appliances
It’s time to reform how we lease public lands for fossil fuel extraction. When I drove across the country in my late teens, the wind of the prairies blowing through … Continue Reading This Land Is Your Land….
Capacity requirements don’t assure reliability when generators can’t get fuel. Texas has gone through a terrible period, President Biden has declared a state of emergency and efforts are continuing to … Continue Reading To Fix the Power Market, First Fix the Natural Gas Market
Electricity is replacing on-site fossil fuel consumption for U.S. home heating, and energy prices explain why. Berkeley was the first, but now more than thirty municipalities in California have enacted … Continue Reading What Matters for Electrification?
New Energy Institute research charts a path to lower methane emissions. Last month, the French company ENGIE hit the brakes on a multi-billion-dollar contract to import liquified natural gas from … Continue Reading Where There’s a Well There’s a Way
A fictional book about a US-wide power outage and books about local and global politics. 2020 has been a year like no other, even in the domain of energy books. … Continue Reading 2020 Energy Books: Apocalyptic and Political