Columnists: Timothy O'Connor

Timothy O’Connor is the Director of Environmental Defense Fund’s California Climate and Energy Initiative in their San Francisco office. Since 2009, Tim has been actively involved in EDF’s work at the state CPUC and CEC on issues related to smart grids planning and technology deployment. Also, since 2006, Tim has engaged state regulatory agencies and the state legislature on the implementation of AB 32 with particular focus on heavy industry and power plant emissions, alternative fuels and vehicles, and compliance instruments in cap-and-trade programs.

Seeing Green: Emission Reducing Fuel Policies Help Lower Gas Prices

Californians struggling with high gas prices should feel optimistic about the future.  A new memo [PDF] by economists from EDF and Chuck Mason, a prominent economist at the University of Wyoming, demonstrates that policies established to reduce emissions and help the state reach its climate change goals also help to arm consumers at the pump.   …Continue Reading