electricity markets

Regional Electricity Markets Needed

November 10, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

Plans to create and expand regional electricity markets in the West -- which would allow more electricity sales across state borders -- have been criticized by some as a threat to California's ability to reduce climate-warming carbon pollution from power generation. Nothing could be further from the truth.[read more]

A Snapshot of Germany's Electricity Mix: Solar Capacity Reigns, but Coal Generation Sustains

December 26, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Germany Energy Sources

Germany was one of the few countries in the world to take a no-excuses approach to developing renewable energy by creating a highly ambitious set of policies to promote localized, distributed generation. In many ways, the policies were a resounding success. But Germany is also facing some hard realities.[read more]


Keeping New England Electricity Markets Robust

August 13, 2014 by Nate Gilbraith

New England Electricity

The New England States Committee on Electricity is proposing to burden New England electricity consumers with several billion dollars worth of subsidies to natural gas generators and further undermine the nature of the competitive electricity market.[read more]

Texas is the American Leader in Energy, So How Can Its Electricity Markets be Such a Mess?

May 28, 2014 by Elias Hinckley

Texas Electricity Markets

Texas is the largest energy producing and consuming state, yet despite being the clear energy capital of the U.S. there are some challenging times ahead for the Texas power markets. How Texas manages these challenges will provide much insight for the future of other American power markets.[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]


Electricity Utilities Must Evolve or Die: Are They Up to the Task?

August 19, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

Electricity Market Development

It’s a tough time to be an electricity utility in Europe. A confluence of factors, including the rising use of renewables, falling wholesale prices, and the growth of distributed generation and energy efficiency are eroding traditional utility market shares and putting profits in free fall.[read more]

Electricity Industry: JP Morgan and Market Complexity

August 14, 2013 by James Bushnell

JP Morgan has recently settled charges that its “creative” bidding practices represented market abuse (or manipulation) for just over $400 million. These kinds of abuses always bring on search for a deeper meaning in the direction of the electricity industry.[read more]

Road to Daegu Series: Affordable, Sustainable Energy for the US

August 1, 2013 by Sheila Oliva

The U.S. is the world’s largest electricity market, as the country accounts for twenty percent of the global power demand. An “unconventional revolution” is underway: coal is decreasing, natural gas on the rise, emissions are down and energy security is improving.[read more]

Is Solar Energy Prepared to Enter a Post-Subsidy World? [VIDEO]

April 27, 2013 by Stephen Lacey

Let's start out with a fact: the free market for energy is a myth. Every country uses subsidies in some way to encourage production and dictate consumption of different forms of energy.[read more]

Electricity: Ready for Centre Stage (Part 5 – Priorities for Government and Industry … Continued…)

March 8, 2010 by Pierre Guimond

In our last post in this series, we looked at the first of five timely and relevant new priorities for governments and industry to address for the future of electricity. Here are a few more of these priorities, as I see them… Carbon Pricing   The vision of a unitary, fully interlinked global carbon agreement is...[read more]

Choice and competition protect consumers of healthcare … and electricity

September 10, 2009 by Lynne Kiesling

Matt Welch does a sharp and thorough textual exegesis of parts of President Obama’s speech to Congress on healthcare (health care?) last night, in his article on the accusations of lying that are flying around Washington these days. Matt’s final paragraph struck me, not just because I think he (and President Obama, in this case) is...[read more]