Evergreen Solar moves manufacturing to China

Michael Giberson In my view most “green jobs” arguments are bunk. While such estimates may have their practical uses, for the most part they are convenient lies. Industry lies to politicians and bureaucrats to get subsidies, and politicians recycle the lies to get votes. My view is not particularly subtle. Edward Glaeser provides a subtler … More Evergreen Solar moves manufacturing to China

Jay Hancock is not happy with the PJM power market

Michael Giberson From the Baltimore Sun, Jay Hancock explains he is unhappy with electric power restructuring in Maryland and with the PJM market. I think he hits some targets and misses others. Assessing the particulars would require a lot of detailed work, probably better done by someone other than me. One big source of agreement … More Jay Hancock is not happy with the PJM power market

BPA won’t pay negative prices to get wind power producers to curtail

Michael Giberson At a December 2010 meeting, the federal Bonneville Power Agency announced that it would not pay wind power producers in its area to curtail during overgeneration events that sometimes result from the way the agency manages water flow through hydropower facilities to comply with environmental regulations. When reservoirs are full, the BPA’s dams … More BPA won’t pay negative prices to get wind power producers to curtail