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  • State flag of California
    California has a well-earned reputation as a clean energy leader, and indeed continues to make significant progress in many areas. In 2022, for example, the state generated more than 54 gigawatt-hours from wind and solar, comprising more than one quarter of in-state power generation. Including power...
  • Intro to energy subsidies scaled cover image
    Many thanks to Auden Schendler, SVP of Sustainability at the Aspen Skiing Company for the invitation to talk about energy subsidies as part of their Aspen U Speaker Series. The event was also sponsored by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Protect Our Winters, and Audi. The event gave me a...
  • Cover of 2023 Texas tax exemptions report
    Last October, I wrote about the way that arcane statutory language on what tax breaks needed to be reported in Texas resulted in the largest tax subsidy to oil and gas in the state not being reported at all. Specifically, if a particular tax does not comprise 5% or more of the state's revenues...