Column: Net Zero 2050? That’s Nothing – Hold My Beer

Chaining ourselves to arbitrary deadlines that are not even understood will bring down many of the world’s economic engines (see Germany).

FERC commissioners tell senators of major grid reliability challenges, with some blaming markets

There is a “looming reliability crisis in our electricity markets,” FERC Commissioner James Danly said.

A Simple Reason Why Net Zero Is Impossible

None of this impossibility is being considered in today’s reliability assessments.

How FERC can protect the grid from wind and solar

The basic idea is very simple; do not add renewables without sufficient backup.

FERC’s Role in the Offshore Wind Stampede

What is amusing is that FERC has a rule making ongoing on constraining renewables, because they screw up the grid.

Gas Power Saves Texas from Blackouts, As Wind Power Collapses Again!

Without that gas power, Texas would have faced a catastrophe.

Biden Energy Policies: Incoherent, Incompetent, Intolerable

The wealthy will buy expensive electric cars that will be charged with pricey, intermittent, weather-dependent wind and solar power. Middle classes will see their jobs and living standards plunge further.

What Would Happen if They Threw a War and it Upset Europe’s Climate Plans?

Guest “Is anyone else annoyed every time the Soviet invasion of Ukraine and climate change appear in the same sentence?” by David Middleton This NPR article isn’t as awful as…

Natural Gas Pipeline Politicization: FERC vs. Consumers in NYS/CT

From MasterResource By Robert Bradley Jr. — February 3, 2022 “[FERC] staff have determined that approval of the Project would not result in significant environmental impacts, with the exception of…

We Should Not Compare Electricity Sources Using Nameplate Ratings

Renewables only “take root” because governments, market operators, utility regulators and misguided Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors – misguided only in that they do not account for how the…

Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Electric System Reliability

In assessing the risk from extreme weather events, I advise clients to develop an understanding of the entire historical record of events impacting the locale, as well as any relevant…

Watts Up With That FERC Carbon Pricing Policy Statement

On October 5 Anthony posted my article on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) technical conference regarding Carbon Pricing in Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets held on September 30, 2020. On…

One Relatively Unknown Federal Agency Will Play A Big Role In Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Agenda

Energy From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch 1:00 PM 09/23/2017 Most people probably haven’t heard of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), but this agency will be a major driver…

Top Electric Grid Regulator Will Make Keeping Coal Plants Online One Of His Main Goals

Energy From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch 3:06 PM 08/14/2017 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee said he would look for ways to “properly compensate” coal plants for…

Obama wants the Electric Reliability Corporation to stop assessing electric reliability

Guest post by Alec Rawls NERC (the North American Electric Reliability Corporation) must have thought it was taking a step up when a 2005 law made the non-profit group an…

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