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
Income-based monthly fees could address affordability while reducing distorted electricity rates. California leaders tout their pathbreaking initiatives to address both the climate crisis and economic inequality. But the way we … Continue Reading Reinventing Fixed Charges