Electricity Policy


, R Street Institute
Event: Shedding Light on the Legislative Response to the Texas Blackouts
Josiah Neeley & Beth Garza

From R Street Insitute:

The February blackouts in Texas left millions in the dark and the financial implications will continue to reverberate for years. Since that time, we have seen a flurry…

, The Virginian-Pilot
Competition will build a reliable, affordable energy future for Virginia
Devin Hartman

From The Virginian-Pilot:

But energy experts at the R Street Institute have identified several ways in which competition has improved generator performance, including that competitive markets have…

Technical Conference to Discuss Climate Change, Extreme Weather, & Electric System Reliability
Devin Hartman

Comments of the R Street Institute

I. Issue Summary

On March 16, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued a notice regarding a technical conference inviting…

, UtilityDive
Plenty of low-hanging fruit: How FERC can catalyze transmission infrastructure
Devin Hartman & Beth Garza

Bipartisan appetite for electric infrastructure is one of the few things mounting as fast as our public debt these days. This prompt for ambitious-yet-fiscally-constrained infrastructure expansion…

How can customers help avoid future widespread outages in Texas?
Chris Villarreal

In response to a recent legislative hearing in the Texas House of Representatives on the Texas outages, State Rep. Jared Patterson made the following remark via Twitter:



, Texas Public Radio
Texas Policymakers Split On Electricity Repricing, Natural Gas Reforms In Aftermath Of Winter Storm
Beth Garza

From Texas Public Radio:

“It just feels like there’s… this huge overhang over the whole market — that somehow needs to be reconciled,” said Beth Garza, a senior fellow with the R Street…

, S&P Global
Texas lawmakers advance big changes for ERCOT in post-Feb. 14 storm bills
Beth Garza

From S&P Global:

Beth Garza, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, a nonpartisan public policy research organization, who until recently headed Potomac Economics’ independent market…

Video: The Electric Grid, Failures, and Policy Recommendations
Beth Garza

From Texas Caucus on Climate, Environment, and the Energy Industry:

R Street’s Beth Garza discusses Texas electric grid failures and policy recommendations.

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Plan to Fix the Texas Electric Grid: Give Us Money
Josiah Neeley

Since the February blackouts in Texas, a wide variety of individuals and groups have proposed ways to prevent widespread outages from happening again. These proposals have ranged from the sensible to…

, Bob Murphy Show
Video: Bob Murphy Show episode 189: Josiah Neeley Gives the Other Side on the Texas Freeze and Power Outage
Josiah Neeley

From Bob Murphy Show:

The video corresponding to ep. 189 of the Bob Murphy Show, which originally aired on March 22, 2021. For more details and relevant links for additional material go to:…