Losing the race to sound conclusions on the Production Tax Credit

Michael Giberson When I worked on public policy issues in Washington, DC, I used to read the National Journal. It tended a bit toward Washington-establishment thinking, but at least it gave evidence of thinking. Now much farther from the daily fray, I only occasionally come across the National Journal, and usually just the so-called Energy … More Losing the race to sound conclusions on the Production Tax Credit

Something not-so-funny happened on the way to the smart grid: Xcel, Boulder and the Colorado PUC

Michael Giberson Four-and-a-half years ago I relayed on these pages Xcel’s announcement of its Smart Grid City project. It was exciting stuff, I thought, and I said it “should prove to be a very useful project.” (See also Lynne’s post on a NYT‘s article discussing the project.) It has proven useful, but not entirely in … More Something not-so-funny happened on the way to the smart grid: Xcel, Boulder and the Colorado PUC

Newspaper report implicates politicians, industry insiders in attempt to manipulate renewable credits market

Michael Giberson Consumers remain wary of attempts to manipulate energy markets, but it can be hard for consumers to tell when markets are being manipulated. For example, JP Morgan has been accused of manipulating the California ISO power market, but the company denies the accusation. The markets are complicated, the regulatory filings in the complaint … More Newspaper report implicates politicians, industry insiders in attempt to manipulate renewable credits market