Category Archives: Government Reform
Renewables or Fossil Fuels? Voters Want Both
Given a choice between an energy future that is a) dependent on generation using sun, wind or falling water, or b) dependent on thermal sources using fossil fuels or uranium, or c) a combination of both, which do Americans prefer? … Continue reading
FERC’s Mark Christie Warns Electricity Growing Unreliable
Virginian Mark Christie is using his position on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as a national pulpit to preach a message of energy reliability doom, and he is being heard. It helps that he is not alone in spreading the … Continue reading
Will a Simpler Electric Bill Lower Your Costs?
Simpler is usually better. Monthly electric bills for many Virginians are about to get less complex, and in the short run also lower. Will that lower cost be long term? It is too soon to tell. On July 1 Dominion … Continue reading
Government Protects Itself from Inflation, But Not You
Virginia motor fuel taxes will rise again July 1, to just over 39 cents per gallon on gasoline and just over 40 cents per gallon on diesel. This will be the second automatic increase in gas taxes since the 2020 … Continue reading
How Broken is Virginia’s Energy Regulatory System?
Let Us Count the Ways How badly broken is Virginia’s energy regulatory system? One recent State Corporation Commission decision on Dominion Energy Virginia’s proposed next wave of solar projects illustrates several of the problems. The projects are unimportant, routine. What matters are the policy failures … Continue reading