NewsWatch:Energy puts together a pretty good list of energy links, today noting the National Research Council’s new “Hidden costs of energy: Unpriced consequences of energy production and use.” (Surprise: coal looks bad. But note that much of the harm arises from a small number of coal-fueled generators. The rest of the coal-burners are not awful.)
Also, a Department of Energy audit of the the Energy Star program “has concluded … that it does not properly track whether manufacturers that give their appliances an Energy Star label have met the required specifications for energy efficiency.” From the New York Times.
NewsWatch:Energy also notes the flare-up at the Texas Energy and Environment blog over informal remarks by the Oncor CEO on the lack of value from restructuring electric power in the state. Later Oncor issued a formal statement by the CEO. The official story: “In the long-run, deregulation – even with the short-run challenges we had – is the best decision Texas could have made.”
Hey, I just noticed that they also linked to my post on the Economics of Tres Amigas. Wow, they really are good at finding the best stuff.
More links at Chron Energy Newslinks 10.20.09.