NRDC Expert Blog

Our Grid Needs to Go on a Diet to Get Leaner and Greener

Part of NRDC’s 2017 year-end retrospective in hopes of informing changes to come

PJM Asks of FERC: Abandon Basic Economic Principles

Nov. 16 update: PJM has released additional details on its proposal, and the concerns expressed here remain the same.

What's Resilience? DOE Should Say Before Spending Your Money

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently proposed that American consumers further subsidize certain power plants (essenti

Court Sides with FERC, Against Consumers and Clean Energy

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of controversial new rules for America’s largest power market.

Got Clean Energy? Not So Much from PJM’s Latest Auction

While the rest of the world scales up clean energy, the electric grid operator running the world’s largest market procuring future commitments to deliver electricity is conti

Principles for Harmonizing State Policies with Markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s conference on how state policies (such as renewable energy procurement targets) interact with regional electricity markets highlighted a variety of problems that decision-ma