Tim Harford asks about inclining block rates …

Lynne Kiesling … he just doesn’t realize it, or doesn’t know that it’s an established regulatory concept. Recently in his Undercover Economist blog, Tim Harford picked up on an idea floated by another FT columnist: … we need tariff schemes that encourage conservation. One option is “reverse pricing”, a simple framework that would increase the … More Tim Harford asks about inclining block rates …

Grid-connected energy storage taking off

Michael Giberson Yesterday’s announcement by General Compression, Inc. and ConocoPhillips that the companies would cooperate in developing compressed air energy storage systems (CAES) in Texas is yet another indication that grid-connected energy storage is beginning to take-off. For more background on CAES see the recent article by Alexis Madrigal in WIRED, “Bottled wind could be … More Grid-connected energy storage taking off