Strategic shutdowns of pollution monitors kill people. Instead of writing an excessively angry piece about the abysmal outcome of the latest global climate negotiations, I calmed myself down chemically by … Continue Reading Trashing My Scale Won’t Make Me Less Fat
Five striking facts from a new Energy Institute working paper. Consumer choice is generally a good thing. For much of the consumption that goes on at my house – coffee, … Continue Reading Why Are Low-Income Customers Paying Higher Prices in Retail Choice Markets?
The EPA considers subsidizing electric fuel. Over the last several years there has been a lot of excitement about the potential growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market. Much attention … Continue Reading Should We Pay People to Drive Their Electric Cars?
Strategically timed vehicle charging can help green the grid. Between the newly signed Inflation Reduction Act and last year’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the federal government is committed to … Continue Reading Filling the Tank with Sunbeams and Breezes
Can the Inflation Reduction Act tackle climate change and inflation at the same time? 18 months ago, Larry Summers wrote an important piece in the Washington Post warning of two … Continue Reading On Inflation, Climate, and Compromise
Can the private sector lead on climate while Washington dithers? Twenty-eight US states had heat advisories last week, temperatures topped 115 degrees in Texas and Oklahoma, and record heat waves … Continue Reading Voluntary Green Power to the Rescue?
Our new research suggests clean electricity standards or subsidies might be more beneficial. Today’s blog post is co-authored with Ryan Kellogg. Some economists and policy advocates present a carbon tax (or … Continue Reading Is Taxing Carbon Really the Best Way to Decarbonize the Grid?