Supreme Court: Demanding a Response to Demand Response

Supreme Court: Demanding a Response to Demand Response On January 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 6-2 decision to uphold the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) regulation of demand response (DR) in wholesale markets. While FERC v. EPSA (Electric Power Supply Association) is a victory for demand response and energy conservation […]

Spring 2016 events

Dear Colleagues We would like to invite you to the EPC-ESP Forum (Speaker Series) for the Spring 2016. The EPC-ESP Forum is the monthly lecture series of the Environmental Programs at JHU AAP. The Forum features policymakers, representatives of government agencies, leaders in the private sector and academics to discuss critical issues in the fields […]

Guest column: Dominion can’t support clean energy and ALEC

LAST MONTH American Electric Power, parent of Appalachian Power, one of Virginia’s two major electric utilities, pulled out of the American Legislative Exchange Council. The council, better known as ALEC, is a Virginia-based national lobbying group that works to influence state legislators on behalf of big corporations, including some of the country’s largest polluters. American […]

“A Politically Palatable Path to Emissions Reductions – More Than a Carbon Tax”

“A Politically Palatable Path to Emissions Reductions – More Than a Carbon Tax”   With our national carbon goals now set by the COP21 Paris agreements, the hard work of charting an effective, efficient path toward emissions reductions must begin. At present, the United States’ carbon abatement approach is an odd mix of top-down and […]