Power consumers in ERCOT should keep an eye on PUCT rulemaking project 34577

Michael Giberson Earlier in July, the Public Utility Commission of Texas issued a proposed amendment to its CREZ regulations (the regulations governing the building of transmission to better support development of renewable energy in Texas). The main focus of the proposal is to refine and clarify the process by which the Commission ensures sufficient renewable … More Power consumers in ERCOT should keep an eye on PUCT rulemaking project 34577

Informal networks as social insurance

Lynne Kiesling Nancy Folbre has an interesting post about informal safety networks on the New York Times Economix blog. She observes that during economic downturns, those in need of assistance can avail themselves of either formal public assistance or informal assistance through family, friends, and social networks. This coexistence of public and private has been … More Informal networks as social insurance