Energy Regulatory Reform

Publications

R Street responds to RSC’s “Blueprint to Save America” FY23 budget
William Gray

WASHINGTON (June 9, 2022)—Today, the Republican Study Committee (RSC), released their “Blueprint to Save America,” a legislative framework aimed at reducing the burden of government on…

, Real Clear Energy
NEPA Revisions Would Undercut Infrastructure Projects
Philip Rossetti

From Real Clear Energy:

According to a 2021 report by the R Street Institute “42 percent of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) active NEPA projects are related to clean energy, transmission or…

A new agenda for FERC: outlining priorities for electric transmission reform
Alexandra McCandless

WASHINGTON (May 11, 2022)—In groundbreaking new research, R Street Institute’s Jennifer Chen and Devin Hartman develop electric transmission reform priorities that would provide over a hundred…

Transmission Reform Strategy from a Customer Perspective: Optimizing Net Benefits and Procedural Vehicles
Devin Hartman & Jennifer Chen

INTRODUCTION
Cost-efficient electric transmission planning, development and operations are vital for grid reliability and economic development. Investor-owned utilities (IOUs) have access to ample…

Cleaner by the Dozen: Twelve Reforms to Make Texas Cleaner, Stronger and Freer
Josiah Neeley

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Texas conservatives should look to fundamental principles in crafting a positive policy agenda on climate change. Though often overlooked, many of the best ways to improve the…

12 Energy and Resiliency Reforms for a Cleaner, Freer and Stronger Texas
Alexandra McCandless

WASHINGTON (April 25)—In a new report, R Street Institute Texas Director Josiah Neeley and Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute policy analyst Matt Patterson give a comprehensive account…

, Bloomberg
Want Green Energy? Cut Red Tape
Philip Rossetti

From Bloomberg:
Take the National Environmental Policy Act. Enacted in 1970, NEPA requires federal agencies to conduct environmental reviews for nearly every project that the government touches….

Radio: Washington Isn’t Fixing Our Clean Energy Supply Chain Issues
Philip Rossetti

From Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson:

With gas prices on the climb, more people are urging the government to turn to renewables. President Biden is even invoking the Defense…

The Defense Production Act is not a Get Out of Jail Free Card for Bad Energy Policy
Philip Rossetti

When all you have is a hammer, everything seems like a nail. This truism is again relevant as politicians try to combat high oil prices by considering using the Defense Production Act (DPA) to force…

, Inside Climate News
One Year Later: The Texas Freeze Revealed a Fragile Energy System and Inspired Lasting Misinformation
Beth Garza

From Inside Climate News:

“I’m concerned that our regulators over the natural gas industry don’t appear to even be interested or curious about the capabilities of the system they have…

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