A study released by the American Petroleum Institute said policy makers should seek the presence of “reliability attributes,” which natural gas is “relatively advantaged” in, rather than fuel diversity for the good of the grid. | API/Brattle Group study
A proposed law giving FERC authority over the licensing of all hydropower projects has advanced to the House Energy and Commerce Committee along with four related bills after a hearing that revealed a partisan divide on much of the legislation.
An appellate court rejected challenges to PJM’s controversial Capacity Performance market rules, potentially cementing changes that critics believe were hastily enacted and unjustifiably increase costs.
A Department of Energy study found that Western U.S. utilities procured three times more wind capacity than planned in 2003-2014, showing the relationship between electricity resource planning and procurement is limited. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory