Renewable Energy

Intro [link]
Wind Slides [link]
Solar Slides [link]

Key Points

Required reading and response questions

Lecture 1

No required readings

Lecture 2

Read Aldy, Gerarden and Sweeney (2020)

Response questions

  1. Conceptually, why might it matter if we subsidize energy investment rather than production?
  2. What is the authors’ “empirical strategy” for estimating the extent to which this matters in practice?

Lecture 3

Read the following three blog posts on solar demand and electricity pricing:

Optional additional posts

Response questions:

  1. What is the relationship between electricity prices and solar PV demand?
  2. What is “net metering”? Do you think it is a good idea?

Additional material