Picking and Choosing

…Picking and Choosing… It’s been interesting to read all the glowing stories about how renewables are competitive with coal and natural gas power plants.  Here is a headline from Forbes: “Production Cost Of Renewable Energy Now ‘Lower’ Than Fossil Fuels” Continue reading Picking and Choosing

Pending Disaster

…Pending Disaster… The PJM independent system operator (ISO) said there is no imminent danger to the grid when it was asked about the First Energy bankruptcy filing and First Energy’s request of FERC for cost recovery for its nuclear and Continue reading Pending Disaster

More on the Auction Fiasco

…More on the Auction Fiasco… There appears to be general agreement that the auctions used by RTO/ISOs are rigged in favor of wind and solar. This past Saturday’s bankruptcy filing by a First Energy unit is largely the result of Continue reading More on the Auction Fiasco

It’s Time to End the Auction Fiasco

…It’s Time to End the Auction Fiasco… It’s time to end the fiasco of wholesale electricity markets, that rely on auctions to determine which source of electricity to use on the grid. These wholesale markets are rigged in favor of Continue reading It’s Time to End the Auction Fiasco

Dumping Is Bad

…Dumping Is Bad… Considerable media attention has been given to tariffs, and the dumping of steel at below cost. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published the accompanying chart showing steel production and steel imports by country. In its article, the Continue reading Dumping Is Bad

EIA Distorts Energy Forecasts, Part 1

…EIA Distorts Energy Forecasts, Part 1… What’s happening at the Energy Information Administration (EIA)? Are holdovers from the last administration producing reports that undermine this administration’s energy policies? The EIA has just issued its latest Annual Energy Outlook, AEO 2018, Continue reading EIA Distorts Energy Forecasts, Part 1