Energy Subsidies


, S&P Global Platts
US Northeast power markets are unwell. What’s next?
Travis Kavulla

From S&P Global Platts:

“Policymakers are subsidizing certain resources to enter the market and policymakers are also subsidizing other resources to prevent them from leaving,” Travis…

, Greentech Media
Ohio Passes Controversial Bill to Bail Out Nuclear and Coal Plants
Alan Smith & Travis Kavulla

From Greentech Media:
Free-market think tank R Street Institute wrote in May testimony that HB 6 would replace more cost-effective subsidies for efficiency and renewables with subsidies for…

R Street Institute Statement on Ohio House Bill 6
Travis Kavulla

Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (July 23) –– Statement of Travis Kavulla, Energy Policy Director: “The fast tracking of the new House Bill 6 is a net loss…

Testimony in OPPOSITION to Ohio Senate House Bill 6, the “Clean Air Program”
Alan Smith

Testimony on House Bill 6
Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee
June 19, 2019

Chair Wilson, Vice Chair McColley and Ranking Member Williams:

Thank you for allowing us an opportunity to…

, Inside Climate News
Ohio’s Nuclear Bailout Plan Balloons to Embrace Coal (while Killing Renewable Energy Rules)
Travis Kavulla

From Inside Climate News:

Travis Kavulla of the R Street Institute, a conservative think tank, said he is troubled by this kind of lobbying for subsidies that generate little public…

, Tuscaloosa News
Johnny Kampis: Alabama’s rural broadband bill could lead to higher power rates
Travis Kavulla

From Tuscaloosa News:

Travis Kavulla, director of energy policy for Washington, D.C.-based R Street Institute and former Montana public utility commissioner, notes the bill allows utilities to…

, Politico Morning Energy
A look at Trump’s Iran move
Travis Kavulla

From Politico Morning Energy:

WEIGHING IN: Travis Kavulla, director of energy and environmental policy at the right-leaning R Street Institute, argues in POLITICO’s Agenda that nuclear…

Testimony In Opposition to HB 6, “AN ACT to create the Ohio Clean Air Program.”
Travis Kavulla & Alan Smith

April 24, 2019

Ohio House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Energy

Stein and O’Brien and members of the subcommittee:

R Street Institute appreciates the…

, Natural Gas Intel
New Challenges Coming in Era of U.S. Energy Exports, Says Experts
Travis Kavulla

From Natural Gas Intel:

R Street Institute director Travis Kavulla told the panel that the nation’s electricity markets needed reform, and that “there are places where congressional intervention,…

, Biv
R Street energy work picked up in BIVs Living/Working
Josiah Neeley

From BIV:
While many people might assume that renewable fuel standards requiring ethanol to be added to gasoline is all about reducing greenhouse gases, in the U.S. the standard put in place in 2007…