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Commentary


Diverse views on current and perennial power industry issues from guest commentators: power generation technologies, legislation, policy, economics

How FERC Order 2222 Will Bring the Power of Choice to Consumers

On a recent visit to my local hardware store, I was struck by all the products on display to help manage my energy needs. The store had LED light bulbs,…



How to Put the Power Grid to Work to Prevent Wildfires

While not a new occurrence, in recent years wildfires have wreaked havoc across the western U.S. We have also seen Mother Nature batter coastlines and landscapes around the globe, and…


Future of EPA’s Rule on State Water Quality Certification of Federal Permits

High on the list of Trump administration rules that will be reevaluated by the Biden administration is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 rule on…


Great Winter Storm of 2021 Will Live in Grid History

It will be some time before we know every detail that aligned to cause the tremendous number of sustained power outages in Texas, or the spiking power prices across all…


Montana District Court Vacates EPA’s ‘Secret Science’ Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) "Secret Science" rule establishing new standards for consideration of certain "pivotal" scientific studies, which was slated to go into effect on Jan. 6 of this…


FERC Signals Green Light on Carbon Pricing to Help Reduce Emissions

The body that regulates the interstate transmission of oil, electricity, and natural gas has signaled its willingness to approve regional grid operator plans that incorporate carbon pricing into their rate…