Energy Regulatory Reform

Publications

NRG Energy, Inc. v. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Josiah Neeley

STATEMENT OF INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE

The R Street Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public-policy research organization with a mission to engage in policy research and outreach to promote…

, American Action Forum
Independent Agency Rules Would Further Distort Markets
Devin Hartman

From American Action Forum:

As the R Street Institute’s Devin Hartman explains, “Other markets and subsidy payments interact with capacity markets and will continue to shape the resource mix…

, Utility Dive
Federalizing net metering is unequivocally anti-conservative
Devin Hartman

On June 15, tens of thousands of comments poured in on a controversial petition filed by the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA). The petition requests that FERC assert its jurisdiction over…

EPA Proposes Improved Processes for Cost-Benefit Regulations under the Clean Air Act
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 4, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal to improve its processes for developing the benefits and costs of regulations under the Clean Air…

, FERC
Order on Proposed Tariff and Operating Agreement Revisions
Devin Hartman

From FERC:

12. R Street Institute (R Street), Exelon Corporation (Exelon), Clean Energy Entities (CEE), 12 Energy Trading Institute (ETI), FirstEnergy Utility Companies (FirstEnergy),13 Duke…

, Real Clear Energy
Trump Administration Must Empower Markets as Path to Grid Security
Devin Hartman

The infusion of national security policy into civilian energy policy is a precarious business. On May 1, President Trump issued an executive order aimed at securing the U.S. electricity system. It…

R Street Joins Group Asking Congress to Expand and Improve Competitive Electricity Markets
Devin Hartman

Today, R Street joined a diverse group asking Congress to expand and improve competitive wholesale electricity markets in order to lower costs for consumers, increase access to clean energy and boost…

, ALEC
EPA to Grant Wyoming Authority over Underground Injection Wells
William Murray

From ALEC:

The R Street Institute’s William Murray published a report detailing this. Murray found lag time in permissions, onerous reporting requirements and liability issues associated with…

, Washington Examiner
EPA scraps mercury rule math in effort critics say will hamper regulation of pollution
Devin Hartman

From Washington Examiner:

“The Trump administration must be mindful to adopt a position that will endure legal challenges, which means proper use of cost-benefit analysis,” said Devin Hartman,…

, Utility Dive
7 ways to refine the energy sector’s COVID-19 response
Devin Hartman

The ongoing COVID-19 response is an enormous test of the quality of energy institutions and policies. The energy sector has assumed its initial posture and must now proactively position to weather…