Cleaning up the dirtiest mode of transport is hard, but worth it. You were probably expecting some snarky, humor-filled blog post addressing the heedless attack of the judiciary on the … Continue Reading Dirty Boats
Eliminate the tax now. Replace it with one that ratchets up when the price of oil falls. While elsewhere in the country drivers express outrage at $5 gas, Californians are … Continue Reading A Gasoline Tax Compromise for California
My experience preparing for electric vehicles showed that automakers, utilities, electricians and government need to work together better. Last month we completed a major electrical panel upgrade project at our … Continue Reading The Home Upgrade Process Needs an Upgrade
And it might be a sign of things to come. Some of that is a good thing. Filling your gas tank with liquid hydrocarbons right now makes you think you … Continue Reading Driving is Costing You Dolla Dolla Bills!
Policymakers see a diminished role for California’s cap-and-trade program. November 14, 2012 was a big day in my book. This was the day we welcomed my son into the world … Continue Reading What’s the Plan for Carbon Pricing in California?
Current proposals leave a giant loophole for used vehicles, but policy innovation can help. I love a good plan. Nothing is more satisfying than defining a goal, charting a course, … Continue Reading A Gap in California’s Plan for the EV Future
Political rhetoric from both sides is more distracting than enlightening. Being an energy economist isn’t as glamorous as it looks. As with any expertise, it takes thousands of hours to … Continue Reading What’s the Matter With Gasoline Prices?