Rethinking FERC’s Approach to Natural Gas Pipeline Approvals
Scholar urges FERC to consider clean energy policies before approving natural gas pipelines.
FERC Proposes Revamp to Pipeline Approval Process
FERC proposes environmental justice concerns play a larger role in federal approvals of natural gas pipelines.
A Long-Awaited Participatory Revolution in Energy Regulation
The time is ripe for an Office of Public Participation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Zombie Laws Haunt the Energy Market
Scholar argues that energy regulations that once protected consumers now block renewable energy companies.
FERC’s Carbon Blind Spot
Critics argue that a federal regulator’s failure to address climate change clashes with the goal of efficient markets.
Federalism “Collisions” in Energy Policy
Differences between federal and state energy regulations will likely require judicial intervention.
Partisanship Drives State Agencies’ Resistance to Federal Regulation
Data show that geography and party affiliation predict state agencies’ pushback against federal policies.
The Secretary of Energy’s Tariff Proposal Would Be Disastrous
Revising FERC’s open access tariff rules would reverse 40 years of progress.
Including Climate Change in Environmental Impact Analyses
D.C. Circuit holds federal energy regulators must consider pipeline project’s impact on climate change.
An Empirical Analysis of the Establishment of Independent Agencies
A divided government may not fully explain the creation of agencies not directly controllable by the President.
How Much Power Do States Have to Encourage Clean Energy?
After a recent Supreme Court decision, questions remain about what states can do to regulate electricity.
Navigating a Changing Power Grid
Penn Program on Regulation hosts a conversation with electricity market leaders.