Rggi – Results from the First U.S. Cap-and-Trade GHG Permit Auction

Michael Giberson The results from the first RGGI auction have been announced, coming in louder than a whimper, but softer than a bang. As the WSJ Environmental Capital blog reports, “Demand was actually pretty strong.” About 50 million units were bid upon, while just 12.5 million were offered. The demand pushed the clearing price to … More Rggi – Results from the First U.S. Cap-and-Trade GHG Permit AuctionMore Rggi – Results from the First U.S. Cap-and-Trade GHG Permit Auction

Love and Money – Another West Texas Wind Energy Story

Michael Giberson “We used to curse the wind,” Max Watt said. “Now we love it.” The aptly named Max Watt is a Nolan County, Texas landowner benefiting from the wind energy boom. The quote is from a Reuters story describing how the boom in wind farm construction in west Texas has led to a boom … More Love and Money – Another West Texas Wind Energy StoryMore Love and Money – Another West Texas Wind Energy Story

Gasoline is Available in Lubbock at $3.35/gal.

Michael Giberson Yes, Texas has a price gouging law, and yes the Attorney General recently has issued a press release warning against price gouging – actually multiple press releases (Sept 16, Sept 19, Sept 24; a second press release of Sept 16 noted that state hotel tax collections were suspended for persons displaced by Hurricane … More Gasoline is Available in Lubbock at $3.35/gal.More Gasoline is Available in Lubbock at $3.35/gal.