Energy Regulatory Reform


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


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…

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…

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…