Investing in a Resilient Grid

January 22, 2018
In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the northeastern United States. Today, more than five years later, we are only just beginning to see the benefits of long-term recovery...
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FERC Rejects DOE Resilience Rulemaking

January 16, 2018
On January 8, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted unanimously to reject the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid reliability and resilience pricing. The rule would have...
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The Tax Bill and Energy Policy

December 19, 2017
On Friday, GOP negotiators released their Conference Report (Report) reconciling House and Senate versions of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. The bill would affect U.S. energy policy in several...
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Extreme Weather Grid Threats

November 13, 2017
According to the Fourth National Climate Assessment, humans are the dominant cause of global temperature rise, which many believe is directly responsible for the increased intensity of extreme weather events....
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Greater Resilience in a Climate-Enhanced World

November 6, 2017
Struck by fire and flood, first from two hurricanes enhanced by climate change, and then by heat and drought enhanced fires, our urge is to rapidly assist, fix and rebuild....
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Pricing Grid Resiliency: A Lifeline for Coal and Nuclear?

October 23, 2017
In late September, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) for consideration by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Using §403, a little-used provision in...
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The ITC Ruling: Could the Cure Kill the Patient?

October 2, 2017
On September 22nd, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that low-cost, imported solar panels from China and other countries have hurt two “domestic” manufacturers: Chinese-owned Suniva and German-owned SolarWorld. Both...
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Harvey Highlighted Vulnerability of Nation’s Fuel Infrastructure

September 11, 2017
[caption id="attachment_29715" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by PO1 Patrick Kelley/U.S. Coast Guard/UPI[/caption] In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the average price of a gallon of gasoline nationwide spiked by 25 cents, with...
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The Future of Fossil Fuels: Trailing and Leading Indicators

August 14, 2017
In late July, Hunter Harrison, the CEO of CSX railway corporation, declared that his railroad, founded to haul coal, and still getting a fifth of its revenue from coal, would...
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What is Next for the Clean Power Plan?

August 7, 2017
The Clean Power Plan (CPP), the signature piece of environmental regulation from the Obama Administration, is now facing an uncertain future. Following President Trump’s request for a review of the...
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