700,000 California homes now have solar panels; what does this mean for everyone else’s rates? “This is the future,” one of my neighbors recently told me, proudly showing off his … Continue Reading Why Am I Paying $65/year for Your Solar Panels?
Recent research questions a widely held belief. (This post is co-authored with Kenneth Lee and Edward Miguel.) The head of Swedfund, the development finance group, recently summarized a widely-held belief: … Continue Reading Does Solving Energy Poverty Help Solve Poverty? Not Quite.
(Today’s post is co-authored with Veronica Irastorza, who is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and former Undersecretary of Energy in Mexico. Veronica is Associate Director at NERA … Continue Reading Are Mexican Renewables Really this Cheap?
Solar gets all the attention, but another explanation is at least as important. Even during extreme promotions like “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, it is rare to see anything sold … Continue Reading Is Solar Really the Reason for Negative Electricity Prices?
What’s up with record low renewable energy prices? Policy innovation is key to harnessing renewable energy potential. There’s a revolution happening in the world of renewable energy policy. At last … Continue Reading The Renewable Energy Auction Revolution
Extend effective programs to low income households, but scrap the bad ones for everyone. Energy programs for low-income households are on the chopping block. President Trump’s proposed federal budget would … Continue Reading Bringing Fairness to Energy Programs
The renewable energy industry and its proponents regularly draw attention to the industry’s job creation potential. For example, the American Wind Energy Association reported that the US wind industry supported … Continue Reading Benefiting from Green Jobs