EI@Haas Research Review

The Energy Institute at Haas previously published a semi-annual newsletter that summarized EI@Haas Working Papers in layperson terms and discussed the policy implications of the research.  The goal was to facilitate access to EI@Haas research and communicate the policy relevance of the research. The EI@Haas Research Review was a continuation of the Center for the Study of Energy Markets Research Review (CRR) that operated under UCEI from 2004 to 2009. EI@Haas has replaced the review with a weekly blog located at

Fall 2012 Issue

  • The Energy Efficiency Gap: What is the Best Policy?
  • Cash for Coolers: A Good Policy?
  • Residential Electricity Rates: Who Subsidizes Whom? 

Spring 2012 Issue

  • Cost Comparisons Between Renewable and Conventional Generation: It's Not as Simple as Some Would Like to Believe
  • Climate Change Transportation Policies: Why Do Politicians Prefer Subsidies?
  • The Case for Why Offsets Can Help 

Fall 2011 Issue

  • The Results Are In: Deregulation's Impact on Nuclear Power's Performance
  • Do Consumers Accurately Predict Future Gasoline Prices?
  • California's Building Standards: New Homes Use More Electricity 

Spring 2011 Issue

  • Electricity Prices and Conservation: Do Current Policies Reduce Consumption?
  • Cap-and-Trade: Who Pays for the Free Permits?
  • Regulation and Employment Decisions: Where Do Manufacturing Firms Locate? 

Fall 2010 Issue

    • How do Rising Gas Prices Affect the Cars We Buy?
    • Are Appliance Standards a Necessary Part of an Effective Carbon Policy?
    • Increasing Wind Production: A Game Changer for Electricity Markets 

Spring 2010 Issue

    • Winners and Losers in the Emissions Permit Market
    • Are You Paying Too Much for Natural Gas?
    • Cap and Trade vs. Intensity Standards: Regulating Emissions in an Imperfect Market  

Fall 2009 Issue

    • Has Southern California's Cap-and-Trade Program Delivered on its Promises?
    • How NOT to Use the Smart Grid
    • Gasoline Content Regulation: A Case Where Flexibility Isn't A Good Idea

Spring 2009 Issue

    • Cap and Trade: Does it Matter How Companies Get the Permits?
    • The Cost of Regulating Piecemeal
    • Springing Forward, Falling back: Does it Save Energy? What We Can Learn from Indiana

Fall 2008 Issue

    • Does California's Electricity Rate Structure Protect the Poor?
    • Time to Push Energy Conservation AND Energy Efficiency
    • Permits to Pollute: Insights on How to Design a Pollution Market

Spring 2008 Issue

    • What Happens When California Goes it Alone? Regulating GHG Emissions in an Imperfect World
    • Can One Power Plant Operator Make a Difference?
    • Can Natural Gas Utilities be Too Cautious About Avoiding Service Failures?
    • The Economics of Solar PV

Fall 2007 Issue

    • Global Warming: What Can California do?
    • The Economics of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard
    • Does Daylight Saving Time Really Save Electricity?
    • Indisputably, Energy Efficiency does Pay

Spring 2007 Issue

    • Have We Gotten Less Responsive to Gasoline Prices?
    • How did Electricity Restructuring Affect Workers?
    • What does it Take to Get Customers to Accept Critical Peak Pricing for Electricity?
    • Does Real-time Pricing Mean Volatile Electricity Bills?

Fall 2006 Issue

    • Have New Source Review Environmental Regulations Been Counter-Productive?
    • Evaluating the Anaheim Critical Peak Pricing Experiment
    • Are Competitive Wholesale Electricity Markets Feasible in Developing Countries?

Spring 2006 Issue

    • Regulating NOx: How Well is the Cap and Trade Approach Working?
    • If RTP is So Great, Why don't We See More of it?
    • Forward Contracts and Market Power

Fall 2005 Issue

    • Resource Adequacy and Capacity Markets: Are They Worth It?
    • Power When the Sun Shines: Is It Worth More?
    • How do Households Respond When Their Energy Bill Increases?

Spring 2005 Issue

    • Is Real-time Pricing Good for the Environment?
    • Coal Emissions Regulation a Windfall for Railroads
    • Do Competitive Energy Markets Make Rising Energy Prices Worse for Poor Consumers?

Fall 2004 Issue

    • Was California's Market Structure Responsible for its Electricity Fiasco?
    • Will Real-time Pricing Really Deliver Savings?
    • California's High Gasoline Prices: Scarcity or Gouging?
    • Did Electricity Restructuring Lead to Generation Efficiencies?

Spring 2004 Issue

    • Can Higher Costs Lead to Higher Profits? Pollution Permits and Electricity Prices
    • Regulating Competition: Structure vs. Behavior
    • The Incentives of Vertical Integration After Restructuring