Electricity Policy


Texas grid reforms must not overlook natural gas supply
Josiah Neeley

Eight months after Winter Storm Uri left much of Texas in the dark, researchers and regulators are still trying to figure out what exactly caused such widespread power plant failures, and how to…

Podcast: Can More Competition Fix an Outdated Energy System? — Episode 137 of Building Local Power
Chris Villarreal

From Institute for Local Self-Reliance:

In this episode of Building Local Power, ILSR Co-Director John Farrell is joined by Chris Villarreal, President of Plugged In Strategies and an…

, E&E News
FERC deadlock may shift renewables’ future in South
Chris Villarreal

From E&E News:

In addition, the proposal doesn’t include an independent market monitor, which is commonplace in organized power markets elsewhere in the U.S. That factor is a sticking point…

Energy Update: Week of October 11th
Josiah Neeley

From Bracewell’s Policy Resolution Group:

R St. Holds Forum on Electric Competition – The R Street Institute holds a forum next Thursday October 21st at 1:30 p.m. on electric competition in…

Retail Choice for Electricity Could be Coming to Arizona
Josiah Neeley

When schoolchildren are taught about our system of government, they learn that there are three branches: a legislative branch, that makes the law; an executive branch that implements it; and a…

Clean Energy Payment Program Likely to have Unrealistic Expectations
Philip Rossetti

The proposed Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) under the Build Back Better Act (aka the budget reconciliation infrastructure bill) is claimed to be a policy that would lead to roughly 80…

, Show-Me Institute
Highlighting an Energy Opportunity During Missouri’s Clean Energy Week
Josiah Neeley & Beth Garza

From Show-Me Institute:

Even small competitive reforms to tighten these rules can have a big impact. A study from the Brattle Group found that the winning bids in competitive transmission projects…

, Politico
POLITICO Morning Energy: The rocky road to reconciliation
Devin Hartman

From Politico:

“DOE’s electricity work requires more external cooperation and broader and deeper technical expertise than ever before,” said Devin Hartman, director of Energy and…

, The Hill
Clean energy wins and woes in Biden’s budget
Chris Villarreal

From The Hill:

Clean energy’s largest hurdle is regulatory in nature, but the CEPP would exacerbate this problem by subsidizing a regulatory machine prone to excessive spending —…

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