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Facing the Risk in Fossil Fueled Electricity

I recently wrote about how our risk tolerance/aversion powerfully affects our estimation of the social cost of carbon, but obviously that’s not the only place that risk shows up in our energy systems.  Fossil fuel based electricity is also...

Posted June 20, 2014    

Geology and Markets, not EPA, Waging War on Coal

This post written in collaboration with Leslie Glustrom, founder and former Director of Research and Policy at CEA. With the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules limiting carbon pollution from the nation’s electricity...

Posted June 10, 2014    

The Myth of Price

Our society’s prevailing economic zeitgeist assumes that everything has a price, and that both costs and prices can be objectively calculated, or at least agreed upon by parties involved in the transaction.  There are some big problems...

Posted May 22, 2014