Energy Policy, Technology, and Trends

PaulosAnalysis provides consulting on energy policy, advocacy, communications, and research.

Ben Paulos is an analyst, strategist, writer, and advocate for clean energy. PaulosAnalysis clients have included government agencies, non-profits, foundations, research and consulting firms, trade associations, and media.

Selected clients include the Electricity Markets & Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, East Bay Community Energy, the Clean Energy States Alliance, and the Illinois Power Agency.

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This drought is not messing around.

There’s been a whirlwind of progress in the wind industry. We now have 42MW of operating offshore wind capacity—and another 35GW in development. Collectively, that will be enough to power 13M homes.🏠

Check out @eeregov’s wind market reports to learn more:

Our local EE deliverer, @BayREN_Official, just raised incentives for an induction range to $750. Today Pres. Biden signs the IRA, creating a federal incentive of $840. That's $1590.
Meanwhile, you can buy one at Ikea for $1400.
So, free range anyone?

The DOE’s annual Land-Based Wind Market Report is out, providing an updated compilation of US #windpower data, trends, and analysis. The report, PPT, data file, and data visualizations can all be found at THREAD

The DOE Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) came out when I was on vacation. Lots of interesting data, but this one jumped out -- the market penetration of LED lighting has been astoundingly fast, jumping from 4% to 47% in only five years.

Check this out -- you can get an induction cooktop with a granite surface, so it blends in with a counter. Crazy.

A BIG deal: The U.S House just passed the #InflationReductionAct, a $369 billion investment in clean energy and tackling climate change that will reduce U.S. carbon emissions 40% by 2030. Thank you @RepBarbaraLee, @RepSwalwell, and @RepRoKhanna for your hard work and support!

I just learned about @Report4America, which pays for reporters in local news outlets. Seems like a really good idea, since "Democracy dies in darkness." #energytwitter

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