Nuclear Renaissance?

Nuclear Renaissance?

Despite all the recent hype about nuclear power, a new renaissance in the industry may not be in America”s future. At least, that”s how many have interpreted recent statements by new FERC chairman Jon Wellinghoff, who created quite a stir in the industry...
New Report: Energy Industry Blankets the Lone Star State

New Report: Energy Industry Blankets the Lone Star State

If you were ever in doubt about the energy lobby”s influence in Austin, just check out a new report from the National Institute on Money in State Politics. According to the organization, Energy Future Holdings, the parent company of TXU, made $869,050 in Texas...
New Report on the High Cost of Nukes

New Report on the High Cost of Nukes

New nuclear construction will likely cost consumers much more than advertised, according to a new report from Public Citizen. The report, entitled Costs of Current and Planned Nuclear Power Plants in Texas, notes that while industry supporters like to point to the low...
Electric Deregulation: Texas vs. Pennsylvania

Electric Deregulation: Texas vs. Pennsylvania

For a key lawmaker in Pennsylvania, the Texas electric deregulation experience has become an example of what not to do.According to Camille George, the majority chair of a key committee in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, utility representatives in his state...