NYT Story on Energy Efficiency, But Where Are The Prices?

Lynne Kiesling Earlier this week there was a good story in the New York Times on energy efficiency and increasing industrial and commercial interest in improving their energy efficiency. In talking about getting utilities more interested in inducing their customers to implement more efficient technologies, the article notes that Opportunities like this abound in the … More NYT Story on Energy Efficiency, But Where Are The Prices?More NYT Story on Energy Efficiency, But Where Are The Prices?

Newshour Story on Illinois Electricity

Lynne Kiesling Sadly my 15 minutes of television fame came over Memorial Day weekend, but you can go watch last Friday’s Newshour with Jim Lehrer story on Illinois electricity. The piece gives a decent overview of the situation in Illinois, where the 10-year-old retail rate freeze has been lifted, inconveniently at a time of rising … More Newshour Story on Illinois ElectricityMore Newshour Story on Illinois Electricity

Carbon Tax or Cap & Trade: Does It Matter Which One?

Lynne Kiesling The subject has roiled for the past few months: if the balance of the evidence has shifted toward the value of our taking more actions to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, should the U.S. implement a carbon tax or a carbon market? Stated that bluntly, and based on centuries of experience with taxes … More Carbon Tax or Cap & Trade: Does It Matter Which One?More Carbon Tax or Cap & Trade: Does It Matter Which One?

An Easy Introduction to Gasoline Prices

Michael Giberson The Consumerist seeks to answer the recurring question, “Why Is Gas So Freakin’ Expensive?” We could quibble with bits and pieces of the story they offer, but overall it is a solid introduction to the economics of gasoline prices. Easy enough for an interested high-schooler, or perhaps a conversation starter for your freshman … More An Easy Introduction to Gasoline PricesMore An Easy Introduction to Gasoline Prices