Cooking Grandma

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I got to thinking about the way that California prices its electricity, which is never a good thing for a man’s blood pressure. When I was a kid, the goal of the Public Utilities Commission and Pacific Gas and Electric was to provide cheap electricity. The Bonneville Dam and the…

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An Evidence-Based Approach To Pricing CO2 Emissions

PRESS RELEASE New Paper Proposes Cost-Effective Climate Policy That Gets Around Key Scientific Uncertainties London: A new paper, published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, proposes a radical new climate policy approach that offers to be the most cost-effective means of curbing CO2 emissions, while automatically adjusting the stringency of the policy to the…

The High Cost of Free Energy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I will take as my departure point the following rather depressing chart from the US Energy Information Agency (EIA). It shows the rise in US electricity prices since 2001: Figure 1. Increase in energy costs for the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors, along with the average, from the EIA. SOURCE…

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology Gets it Wrong

Guest essay by Ed Thurstan Abstract The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) released a new temperature dataset – the “Australian Climate Observations Reference Network – Surface Air Temperature“ (ACORN-SAT) in early 2012, with data to the end of 2011. It is supposedly a ground-breaking daily homogenised dataset. Ground-breaking it certainly is. The BoM has brought…