Most Americans don’t think about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) much, but the agency has a lot more power over their lives than they might realize. FERC plays a big role in deciding what energy projects get approved in the U.S., and the current administration has appointed a number of friends of the fossil […]
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Shakespeare’s adage about those who “doth protest too much” seems an appropriate response to Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s recent testimony on an administration proposal to change the way coal and nuclear power plants are compensated for sending electricity to the U.S. grid. By William Murray R Street Perry’s cryptic and somewhat baffling rhetoric Thursday in front of […]
At the end of September, US Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry formally proposed to the country’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) the propping-up and subsidization of the coal and nuclear industries, but immediate and subsequent commentary suggest that Secretary Perry won’t be having things all his way. By Joshua S Hill Following in the wake […]
Even though Hillary Clinton is no longer in charge of the State Department, some in the GOP continue to hold a grudge. Which is why they voted to removed the State Department from the approvals chain for pipelines that cross an international border. Hey, it’s petty, but it’s one of the few accomplishments the House […]
Doubt that wind and solar can ever provide a big percentage of US electric generation? For the first time ever, US wind and solar electricity generation exceeded 10% of the monthly total in March, according to figures published by the country’s Energy Information Agency this week. by Joshua S Hill The EIA published a short […]
Oh, they call him a communist. They call him a Red. But the actual problem is that President Obama is too Green. Barack Obama is our first truly Green President.
This is the real reason the fossil industries whose profits are threatened by renewable energy go after him – and stir up emotional opposition groups to threaten him with outlandish attacks. Because he has already implemented or funded an extraordinary string of renewable energy initiatives.
He will likely be remembered as an FDR figure; the president who powered the nation with solar and wind.
On Thursday, the U.S. Government established a streamlined process by which Interior’s Minerals Management Service and the FERC will lease, license and regulate all renewable energy development activities on the OCS.