Consumer Behavior and $4 Gas: an Economics Case Study

Lynne Kiesling Yep, I’m gonna pile on here with my friends at Environmental Economics and other places about how consumer responses to $4 gas are manifesting themselves. To quote John (whose post is about SUV markets in particular): 1. Gas prices rise 2. People drive less 3. Gas prices stay high 4. Demand for new … More Consumer Behavior and $4 Gas: an Economics Case StudyMore Consumer Behavior and $4 Gas: an Economics Case Study

Well, That Was Fun …

Lynne Kiesling Last Thursday I was in New York at the final show of the reunion tour of my favorite band ever, at a big party with a bunch of folks who were also there courtesy of the world’s greatest drummer. If you look carefully behind Andy’s head in the picture above (taken from my … More Well, That Was Fun …More Well, That Was Fun …

The Inverted Metamorphic Triple-junction Solar Cell and Other Energy Items in the News

Michael Giberson Solar power technology continues to improve. Retail electric utility rate for 100% wind power dips below the standard rate. Likely just for one month, since gas prices are down from their recent peak. Texas retail market under pressure, but shows signs of progress. A well-capitalized firm with an understanding of risk management issues … More The Inverted Metamorphic Triple-junction Solar Cell and Other Energy Items in the NewsMore The Inverted Metamorphic Triple-junction Solar Cell and Other Energy Items in the News