Pending Disaster

…Pending Disaster… The PJM independent system operator (ISO) said there is no imminent danger to the grid when it was asked about the First Energy bankruptcy filing and First Energy’s request of FERC for cost recovery for its nuclear and Continue reading Pending Disaster

FERC Ruling and German Grid Stability

…FERC Ruling and German Grid Stability… The recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision disallowing the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) request for RTO/ISOs to require a 90-day on-site fuel supply, dismissed the notion that wind and solar, and other so-called Continue reading FERC Ruling and German Grid Stability

German GHG and Renewables Update

…German GHG and Renewables Update… Germany’s energiewende program has been touted as an example for all to follow in efforts to cut CO2 emissions. This begs the question: What have been the results of energiewende in the power sector? Specifically, Continue reading German GHG and Renewables Update

Importance of Duck Curve

…Importance of Duck Curve… The Duck Curve was prepared by the California System Operator (CAISO) to depict the pending problems associated with adding more renewables to the grid. There are several ways to evaluate wind and solar. One method evaluates Continue reading Importance of Duck Curve

The Environmental-Industrial Complex

The Environmental-Industrial Complex One expects the environmental movement to publish reports extolling so-called clean energy and pathways to a carbon free world. But industries have joined in, and support these same reports. A recent report from the Rocky Mountain Institute, Continue reading The Environmental-Industrial Complex

Coal Has a Future

In spite of the media’s constant harangue over the dangers of using coal and this administration’s war on coal, the future of coal isn’t as black as one might think. While most coal is used for power generation, a significant Continue reading Coal Has a Future