Both Max and Lucas have recently written on this blog about the need to price gasoline appropriately. I agree with them…mostly. I mean, how could I disagree with them? I’m … Continue Reading Driving Taxes for the 21st Century
Readers of this blog are likely aware that oil is really cheap right now. While in July 2008, the U.S. benchmark price peaked at just above $140 a barrel, its … Continue Reading Gas is too cheap
A brief economic primer on how U.S. fuel economy works. New vehicles sold in the United States have long been subject to a set of fuel economy regulations known as … Continue Reading New CAFE Standards: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
I live in the northern end of the Silicon Valley and here EVs and Plug-in hybrids are everywhere. From Tesla P85s to C-Max Energis – it’s what the cool kids … Continue Reading The Economics of EV Charging Stations
It just doesn’t add up. Why I think not building Keystone XL will likely leave a billion barrels worth of bitumen in the ground.
I am not a fan of blanket statements. Whenever oil sands come up in casual conversation, many of my economist friends argue that “the stuff will come out of the … Continue Reading It just doesn’t add up. Why I think not building Keystone XL will likely leave a billion barrels worth of bitumen in the ground.