Peer effects in EV adoption. Obsessing over cool new gadgets, clothes, movies, music, and books has kept many a conversation going. In the classroom we still teach an economic model … Continue Reading Cool Car, (Wo)Man!
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
And a tough winter is coming. I left Germany in 1990 as a long haired, smoking, bearded hippie with a guitar in one hand and a bag full of dreams … Continue Reading It’s Still Hot, But Summer is Over in Europe
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
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)?
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