Author Archives: Bruce Huber

FERC and Demand Response

by Bruce Huber — Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

I’ve been exploring a few issues in energy regulation that Congress is likely to take up this term. Up today: FERC’s efforts to promote demand response in wholesale electricity markets. What is “demand response”? It’s the umbrella term for programs that urge customers to turn off the lights when demand for electricity is extremely high. […]

FERC and EPA: Better Together? (Part 2)

by Bruce Huber — Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

This is the second part of a discussion about the relationship between FERC and EPA. In Part 1, I explained that Congress has generally written its environmental statutes without regard for its energy statutes, and vice versa. Recent environmental regulatory activity—in particular, two massive initiatives announced by EPA in 2014—has heightened concerns that EPA and […]

FERC and EPA: Better Together?

by Bruce Huber — Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

I’m exploring a few issues in energy regulation that are likely to attract the attention of the 114th United States Congress. My previous post discussed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s regulation of high-level nuclear waste management; in this post, I want to take a look at the relationship between FERC and EPA and how some recent regulatory […]

Introducing Bruce Huber and Yucca Mountain: Not Dead Yet

by Bruce Huber — Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

I’m very happy to join the other contributors to the Yale Journal on Regulation’s Notice and Comment Blog. I am an Associate Professor of Law at Notre Dame, and my research is principally in the areas of environmental and energy regulation, property law, and natural resource management. In several upcoming posts, I hope to explore […]