Wholesale electricity prices soared during California’s September heat wave. Hot, hot, hot! What a way to start September, with record high temperatures across California, and what a test for the … Continue Reading How High Did California’s Electricity Prices Get?
New research explores the economic benefits of recent transmission investments in Chile. Total installed solar capacity in Chile now exceeds a whopping 4.4 GW. That’s 20% of all the installed … Continue Reading Market Integration and Renewable Energy
Coming soon to a feeder near you. The pace of decarbonization is starting to pick up. And “green bottlenecks” are cropping up. From lithium shortages to balsa wood shortages to … Continue Reading What Will Electrification Cost (the Distribution System)?
Reaching into the e-mailbag to address some unhappy blog readers. There is a serious energy and climate policy debate about the appropriate role of behind-the-meter generation, particularly rooftop solar, in … Continue Reading Myths that Solar Owners Tell Themselves
Monthly connection fees are good for the climate. Regular readers of this blog are well aware that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published a proposed decision on reforming net … Continue Reading Everyone Should Pay a “Solar Tax”
The goal should be equitably saving the planet, not growing one industry. California’s residential solar policy may be on the cusp of major change. In mid-December, the California Public Utilities … Continue Reading California’s Misguided Rooftop Solar Debate
Readers were drawn to timely analysis on rooftop solar, the Texas power crisis and building electrification. Over one million California households and businesses have put solar panels on their roofs. … Continue Reading Top 10 Energy Institute Blog Posts of 2021