Cleantech investment is ready to flow… but the pipes of progress are clogged. 2022 was a watershed year for federal climate change legislation. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) directed $369 … Continue Reading What the Energy Transition Needs Now is a Good Plumber
What do record natural gas prices tell us about cost risks of fossil and renewable energy? Much of the US and Europe are breathing a collective sigh of relief as … Continue Reading The West Coast’s Bleak Energy Winter
A look at how artificial intelligence will interact with our efforts to deal with climate change. I will remember 2022 as a breakthrough moment for artificial intelligence (AI). I have … Continue Reading Can ChatGPT Save the Planet?
Is it deregulation or is it just California? An article last week in the New York Times drew new attention to the ongoing debate about the impacts of electricity deregulation, … Continue Reading (More) Breaking News! California Electricity Prices are Still High!
To develop effective solutions, policymakers must first understand the problem. The rest of the US may have moved on from fretting about gas prices, but California is starting 2023 with … Continue Reading What’s the Matter with California’s Gasoline Prices?
Progressive opposition to Manchin’s proposed permitting reforms has unexpected and undesirable consequences. Originally published in The Hill with the title, “Progressives Should Have Supported Manchin’s Permitting Reforms: Here’s Why.” When … Continue Reading Shadow Carbon Pricing: The Unexpected Costs of Fossil Fuel Opposition
Proposed CPUC decision remains cold-eyed about sweet deal solar households are getting. Once again, Californians are battling over how to compensate and incentivize rooftop solar. Last month’s California Public Utilities … Continue Reading Rationalizing Compensation for Rooftop Generation