Expert Blog

The latest opinion and analysis from NRDC’s science, legal, and policy experts.

Customer Bills and Clean Energy at Stake in PJM Market

NRDC and the Sustainable FERC Project, together with a coalition of clean energy and consumer advocates, are pressing the nation’s grid regulator, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to protect consumers from billions in extra charges, and respect states’ rights to advance clean energy.

October 03, 2018

Courts Cement States’ Authority to Advance Clean Energy

The courts have now spoken decisively: States have broad authority over energy policy. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld New York’s Zero Emission Credit, which supports the state’s nuclear generators. But the bigger story is the decision’s broad ramifications.

September 27, 2018

Dueling Federal Power Plant Bailouts: A Consumer’s Nightmare

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC, the nation’s grid regulator) and the Trump administration are working on bailouts for different types of power plants that could end up acting at cross-purposes with one another, creating a nightmare for energy customers that would force them to spe

August 20, 2018

Clean Energy Groups Urge FERC to Reconsider PJM Order

A coalition of clean energy organizations is strongly pushing back on a recent move by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that frustrates state climate action in the Eastern United States and threatens to raise prices for consumers across the region.

August 02, 2018