If you work in electricity markets and someone mentions “missing money,” it doesn’t make you think of a lost wallet or a sticky-fingered bank teller. Instead it evokes regulatory policies … Continue Reading Missing Money
With the U.S. Federal government pulling back sharply from efforts to address global warming, I’ve found myself looking outside the United States for good news on climate. One of the … Continue Reading Four Reasons Why Chile Is the Biggest Solar Market in Latin America
In case you missed it, a recent investigative piece in the LA Times unearthed the shocking fact that California retail electricity prices are high, about 50% higher than the national average. … Continue Reading Breaking News! California Electricity Prices are High
I am living in a very blue state. The graph below charts Google searches for “stages of grief”. The spike in grief-stricken web/soul searching corresponds with- you guessed it- the … Continue Reading Climate Change and the Post-Election Blues
Throughout the Presidential campaign, we’ve been bombarded with catchphrases, such as “Trumped-up trickle-down economics” and “Get ‘em out.” I’ve decided to coin my own catchphrase – “Mickey Mouse mitigation measures.” … Continue Reading Mickey Mouse Mitigation Measures
Utility costs are like taxes. Everyone knows they have to be paid, but most people have a reason that their own share should be smaller. And, just as with taxes, … Continue Reading Who’s Stranded Now?
(Today’s post is co-authored with Judson Boomhower, who recently received his Ph.D. at Berkeley where he was a graduate student researcher at the Energy Institute and is now a post-doc … Continue Reading Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver During Crunch Time?