Time for Washington to become the first U.S. state with a carbon tax. How often do you have an opportunity to change history? The Washington State legislature does right now. … Continue Reading The Evergreen State’s Golden Opportunity to Lead on Climate
It depends on whether it’s winter and whether you’re poor. Coauthored with Ed Rubin. There are many ways to scramble an egg. Thomas Keller, Gordon Ramsey and Alice Waters all … Continue Reading How Much Do Residential Consumers Respond to the Price of Natural Gas?
Unused allowances are not an existential threat to the state’s market for greenhouse gases Today’s blog is co-authored with fellow EI blogger, Jim Bushnell. One of the most prominent and most … Continue Reading California’s Carbon Cap is Not in Jeopardy, Because It’s Not Really a Cap
Proposal to subsidize coal and nuclear reverses 20 years of regulatory restructuring. The EPA’s recent moves to euthanize the Clean Power Plan (CPP) have generated a lot of news. However, … Continue Reading To Save Coal, Will Trump Kill Electricity Competition?
A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory highlights the enormous potential growth for air conditioning in India. Globally, 2017 will likely end up one of the three hottest years … Continue Reading Cooling India
As temperatures climb, utilities sell more electricity. We had a heat wave in Berkeley last month. I know, a high temperature of 88° Fahrenheit doesn’t sound very hot to most … Continue Reading Do Utilities Like Heat Waves?
There are lots of government policies that economists like to roll their collective eyes about and use as examples of bad incentives in economics textbooks. In many cases these policies … Continue Reading Does Anyone Really Know How Much Electricity Goes into Cars?