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.

The Best Way to Implement the Clean Power Plan

Energy policy expert argues that imposing a price on carbon is vital to implementing the Clean Power Plan.

Supreme Court Mulls Price of Not Using Power

Electricity regulator wants strong incentive to conserve, but one business group says the government is overreaching.

Using the Constitution to Promote Renewable Energy

Legal scholars argue that the Constitution requires states to consider regional energy needs.

Smart Regulation for the Smart Grid

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel provides model for collaborative standards development.

FERC Proposes Rule to Improve the Reliability of the Power Grid

Proposed rule intended to enhance power grid’s ability to withstand solar storms.