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  • Building Codes Don't Save Electricity... or Do They?

    June 26, 2017 by Meredith Fowlie

    It’s been blistering hot in the western U.S. Last week’s record-breaking temperatures had roads buckling, planes grounded, and electricity demand soaring. High temperatures drive up peak electricity demand which drives up investment in costly power lines and power plants. ... Read More

  • Creative Pie Slicing To Address Climate Policy Opposition

    June 19, 2017 by Severin Borenstein

    There are two fundamental, and fundamentally different, barriers to pricing greenhouse gases. The one economists tend to focus on is the economy-wide cost of reducing emissions: substituting to lower-carbon and (for now) higher cost production of energy and other products. That is, the hit to the size of the economic pie. ... Read More

  • Coal Mining: Jobs To Die For?

    June 11, 2017 by Maximilian Auffhammer [This post is coauthored with Carolyn Fischer at RFF]

    If you open the papers it seems like the current administration thinks that coal is the next hot thing. As Governor Schwarzenegger put it, this is a bit like getting excited about the comeback of Blockbuster VHS rentals. ... Read More


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