The Control And Manage Mindset Marches On In California

The California legislature has entertained a few different bills this year that would reinstate direct access for some electricity consumers. And it is quashing all of them, and choosing instead to reinstate more traditional, top-down, no-incentives-in-sight cost-based regulation (through SB 888). The latest effort to reintroduce consumer direct access is AB 428, which proposes a … More The Control And Manage Mindset Marches On In CaliforniaMore The Control And Manage Mindset Marches On In California

Electricity Storage Seen Taming Volatile Prices

Electricity storage is one of the holy grails of the industry. Those who wish to continue regulating and controlling this dynamic, complex industry use the inability to store electricity cost-effectively as an argument for why electric networks have to be regulated. Of course, this argument is a canard — many things we consume are not … More Electricity Storage Seen Taming Volatile PricesMore Electricity Storage Seen Taming Volatile Prices

The Greenest Electron

I am thrilled by this quote in an article on building energy efficient buildings: “The greenest electron is the one you never use,” said Stephen Smith, the executive director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, based in Knoxville, Tenn. Yes! So why are so many “environmentalists” opposed to market-based pricing of electricity? If you … More The Greenest ElectronMore The Greenest Electron