It’s time for lawmakers to make the $3 billion per year puzzle a priority. It’s not going away. Back in October, I blogged, and published an op-ed about California’s mystery … Continue Reading California’s Mystery Gasoline Surcharge Continues
Externalities from shipping crude by rail are still disproportionally larger than those from pipeline transport. My twitter feed exploded late last week. And no, I am not talking about the … Continue Reading The Keystone Pipeline’s XL-ish Spill
UPDATE: The day after I posted this blog, I learned that the tax structure problem that I noted here was actually largely corrected by the same legislation (SB1) that introduced … Continue Reading California’s Real Gasoline “Tax” Problems
A nice sounding slogan and empty policy goal. A reporter recently called me and asked me what I thought of the term “energy dominance”, which had been recently introduced … Continue Reading Energy Dominance
Capping greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at individual facilities is a bad idea whose time, unfortunately, may have come in California. Unlike a statewide cap or tax on emitting GHGs, facility-specific … Continue Reading One Stone, No Birds
In a recent Saturday Night Live episode, Baldwin-as-Trump is casting about for clever ways to get Mexico to pay for the border wall. But with each attempt, the joke is … Continue Reading How Would Energy Prices Adjust to the Border Adjustment Tax?
When you listen closely to debates over California climate change policy, it becomes clear that the disagreements are along two dimensions: what is the best approach to meeting the state’s … Continue Reading What Do We Want From California Climate Policy?