Tag Archives: FERC

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: “‘Code Red’ Is Just a Term We Use Down at Gitmo.”

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, Sept. 2, 2016@Aaron_L_Nielson

Contrary to the old canard that “every law professor … can recite A Few Good Men from memory,” I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen A Few Good Men in its entirety. Sure, I’ve stumbled across snippets of it (it seems like it has been rebroadcast on TNT, I don’t know, about four million times). […]

More on FERC and Demand Response

by Bruce Huber — Tuesday, May 19, 2015

As Andy Hessick noted a few posts back, the Supreme Court recently granted cert in an important energy law case. FERC v. Electric Power Supply Association deals with FERC’s attempt to create a demand response program at the wholesale level. This is an issue that I’ve blogged about before; other scholars have written some great […]

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 […]