Texas retail electric rates remain higher than neighboring states

Michael Giberson Over the weekend the Fort Worth Star-Telegram published a long story detailing views on outcomes in the restructured Texas retail power market.  The newspaper story might be read as a kind of rejoinder to the view Lynne expressed as she announced the availability of the book on the Texas power market that she … More Texas retail electric rates remain higher than neighboring states

U.S. government becoming clean energy venture capitalist

Michael Giberson The Wall Street Journal summarizes the news that you already know: the U.S. Department of Energy has become one of the biggest financial forces in the clean energy innovations business. The DOE hopes to lend or give out more than $40 billion to businesses working on “clean technology,” everything from electric cars and … More U.S. government becoming clean energy venture capitalist

New book — Electricity Restructuring: The Texas Story

Lynne Kiesling I’m pleased to announce the publication of a book on electricity restructuring in Texas that I co-edited with Andy Kleit. Electricity Restructuring: The Texas Story is unique among applied regulatory analyses in several ways, most notably that half of the authors are not academics, but are instead the actual policymakers who worked directly … More New book — Electricity Restructuring: The Texas Story