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Are PJM’s Plunging Capacity Prices a Harbinger of Power Markets’ Demise?

Few observers outside the electric utility industry understand the U.S. power grid, often called the world’s largest machine. It’s three grids, actually—the Eastern Interconnect, the Western Interconnect, and the Texas…



Reaction Swift After Supreme Court Strips EPA’s Authority Over Emissions

Reaction on both sides of the issue was swift after the U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 vote said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should not have the authority…


Cultivating the Next Generation of Women Engineers

For most of my childhood growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina, my dad worked in the blanket factory as a supervisor in the labs—working…


Energy Systems of the Future Must Plan for Climate and Extreme Weather of the Future

Climate and extreme weather are increasingly impacting energy systems around the world. Whether it is prolonged, extreme cold in Texas, wildfires in California, high winds in the Midwest, or the…


The Biden Administration Should Change Course or Else Your Energy Investment Portfolio Could Suffer

Americans now face the highest inflation rates in more than a generation. That’s certainly true for energy prices, where oil has soared past $100 a barrel. Americans are now paying $5…


Climate Change Policy Belongs in Congress, Not State Courts

Crafting solutions to address the pressing challenges of our time is Congress’s foremost job. There is no doubt that policy-making can be messy, take time, and require compromise. But, overall…