A Flexible Plan for Reliable Electric Service and Cleaner Air

Mar 30, 2015 by John Moore Power plants are responsible for about 40 percent of our country’s carbon dioxide emissions that drive climate change.  We can cut carbon pollution from these plants while keeping the lights on. America has a more than 40-year track record showing environmental progress and electrical reliability are compatible.  There’s no reason to fear that will…

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Technology and Market Tools Enable Deeper Energy Savings for Customers

Mar 25, 2015 A new report by energy industry policy expert Paul Centolella provides regulators and utilities with timely recommendations on how to promote technology and more accurate pricing to achieve deeper savings for energy customers. This blog provides background for the report and briefly summarizes its recommendations. We are paying more for energy than necessary The prices utilities pay…

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PJM Well-Prepared to Lower Carbon Pollution Without Reliability Problems

A new Analysis Group study has found that PJM, the RTO servicing the nation's largest wholesale electricity market region, is already taking steps to ensure its electric system reliability and will not need a "Reliability Safety Valve" to comply with the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan. The study concludes that, "PJM has effectively administered processes to manage this transition in…

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Playing the Reliability Card to Beat the Clean Power Plan – It’s a Bluff

Mar 12, 2015 by John Moore Don’t be fooled. Opponents of the president’s plan to fight climate change are stoking fears that cutting carbon pollution will lead to blackouts and power shortages across the U.S.  According to one coal industry campaign, the Administration’s policies will leave us “cold in the dark”.  However, history is not on their side.  Our nation…

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