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German Lesson for Renewable Power Policies

May 19, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

German Renewables Policies

The EU Commission recently unveiled new regulations for the period 2014 to 2020 to gradually phase out support for renewable energy technologies. In a press release the commission stated the guidelines are intended to “promote a gradual move to market-based support for renewable energy.”[read more]

What Everyone Should Know About Deregulated Electricity Markets

January 21, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

Most people that deal with energy have heard of a deregulated electricity market. Still, many find it difficult to differentiate it from a regulated market. It can be a challenging concept to understand, but I’m here to explain the confusing parts and fill in any blanks.[read more]

Better Data for Better Decisions on LNG

March 16, 2013 by Mark Green

Opponents of a free market for natural gas have been trumpeting a new study which purports to show that LNG exports would be an economic negative for the United States.[read more]

What Consumers Don’t Know About Electricity Deregulation Can Hurt Them

January 3, 2012 by Christine Hertzog

Pennsylvania has one year of experience with deregulation of its electricity markets.  Residential, commercial, and industrial customers can now switch to alternative electricity suppliers in a quest to manage the generation and transmission costs on their electricity bills.  With some suppliers, they can even get energy from...[read more]

Why Arizona should encourage development of a open, competitive electric power market

July 24, 2009 by Michael Giberson

Stanley Reynolds and Andrew Kleit have made the case for restructuring the electric power industry in Arizona to encourage development of an open, competitive electric power market.  Good stuff.  I’d especially encourage anyone interested in electric power policy to consider the authors’ eight-point list of elements required...[read more]