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The Biden EPA’s Plan to Ration Electricity

The Biden Administration’s regulations are coming so fast and furious that it’s hard even to keep track, but we’re trying. On Thursday the Environmental Protection Agency proposed its latest doozy—rules that will effectively force coal plants to shut down while banning new natural-gas plants. …

The Coming Electricity Crisis

President Biden and the press keep raising alarms about a climate crisis that his policies can’t do much about. Yet in the meantime they’re ignoring how government climate policies are contributing to a looming electric-grid crisis that is more urgent and could be avoided. …

U.S. needs coal

It’s not hard to sense that something extraordinary is happening in the United States: Digital technology has been neglected by policymakers in the nation’s energy demand. The evidence can be found in the vast computer-server farms that move and store data and activate everything from smartphones to laptops to digital TVs and make up the …

Rolling blackouts cloud Hawaii’s energy future

Power shortages on Monday forced Hawaiian Electric Co. to institute rolling blackouts that left 120,000 customers on the island without power for 30-minute periods throughout the late afternoon and evening. …

Winter Grid Threat

Last winter’s grid emergency was just the latest example of the nation’s rapidly deteriorating electricity reliability. Now, the nation’s grid reliability regulator is warning this winter could be worse, with 180 million people potentially facing power shortages. And instead of working to shore up the grid, bad policy is poised to make an alarming situation …

2023 Long-Term Reliability Assessment

This 2023 Long-Term reliability assessment is the Electric Reliability Organization’s independent assessment and comprehensive report on the adequacy of planned BPS resources to reliably meet the electricity demand across North America over the next ten years; it also identifies reliability trends, emerging issues, and potential risks that could impact the long-term reliability, resilience, and security …