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5 10, 2016

Cohen: CALIFORNIA FURTHER RESTRICTS GREENHO– USE-GAS EMISSIONS

2016-10-19T14:17:43-04:00October 5th, 2016|Conflict of Interest, Energy Poverty, Media Coverage, Renewable Subsidies, Tanton, War on Coal|

by Bonner Cohen The Heartland Institute California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation on September 8 that slaps new, more-stringent restrictions on emissions of manmade greenhouse gases. Brown signed two bills into law. The first is Senate Bill 32, which was sponsored by state Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills). It extends and expands California’s already [...]

21 09, 2016

Tom Tanton’s Comments to the Federal Trade Commission on Solar Electricity

2016-09-21T12:37:17-04:00September 21st, 2016|Comments, Renewable Energy, Renewable Subsidies, Solar, Tanton|

On August 19, 2016, Tom Tanton, E&E Legal's Director of Science and Technology Assessment, filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission regarding solar electricity (Project Number P161200). Following is a summary of those comments: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is examining competition and consumer protection issues raised by consumers’ growing use of rooftop solar panels to generate their [...]

1 09, 2016

Tanton’s August 23 Missouri State Senate Testimony re: Utility Regulatory Paradigm

2016-09-01T16:32:44-04:00September 1st, 2016|Tanton, Testimony|

Tom Tanton, E&E Legal's Director of Science and Technology, traveled to Jefferson City, to present invited testimony to Missouri’s State Senate. The Senate’s Interim Committee on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment took informational testimony from a variety of stakeholders and subject experts. The Committee was interested in changes occurring in the regulatory paradigm (regulatory compact) nationwide [...]

12 08, 2016

Tanton: The Benefits & Costs of Net Metering: Brookings Gets It Wrong

2016-12-11T17:07:16-04:00August 12th, 2016|"Climate Change", Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, Tanton|

by Tom Tanton, E&E Legal Director of Science and Technology Assessment As Appearing in Real Clear Policy In the ever evolving yet mostly hidden world of electricity policy, the hot topic is “net metering.” Is it a policy whose time has come? Or is it an idea with deficiencies that need to be addressed? The Brookings [...]

12 08, 2016

Tanton: The Benefits & Costs of Net Metering: Brookings Gets It Wrong

2016-12-11T17:07:16-04:00August 12th, 2016|"Climate Change", Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, Tanton|

by Tom Tanton, E&E Legal Director of Science and Technology Assessment As Appearing in Real Clear Policy In the ever evolving yet mostly hidden world of electricity policy, the hot topic is “net metering.” Is it a policy whose time has come? Or is it an idea with deficiencies that need to be addressed? The Brookings [...]

9 08, 2016

Tanton: Free Markets Work Best When Left Alone

2016-12-11T17:07:17-04:00August 9th, 2016|"Climate Change", Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, Tanton|

by Tom Tanton, E&E Legal Director of Science and Technology Assessment As Appearing in Political Vanguard Free Markets Work Best When Left Alone, there’s no need for SB32. The Legislature is back in session after a summer hiatus.  They’ve come back to some daunting challenges, many of those of their own making.  One of those [...]

5 07, 2016

Tanton: A Critique of Brookings Institutution’s Mark Muro and Devashree Saha: Rooftop Solar: Net Metering Is A Net Benefit

2016-12-11T17:07:19-04:00July 5th, 2016|Renewable Subsidies, Tanton|

A Critique of Brookings Institutution’s Mark Muro and Devashree Saha: Rooftop Solar: Net Metering Is A Net Benefit [1] by Tom Tanton, E&E Legal's Director of Science and Technology Assessment Across the country, more and more electric utility customers are using rooftop solar panels and other small-scale, on-site power sources known as distributed generation (DG). To [...]

28 06, 2016

Grimes & Tanton: Diablo Canyon Closure Has a Crony Problem

2016-12-11T17:07:19-04:00June 28th, 2016|Conflict of Interest, Grimes, Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, Renewable Subsidies, Scandal, Tanton, War on Coal|

by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow and Tom Tanton, E&E Legal's Director of Science and Technology Assessment As Appearing in Flash Report The announcement last week from PG&E that it was closing Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, rudely came on the same day there were rolling blackouts in Los Angeles amidst sweltering temperatures. [...]

14 04, 2016

Release: Kevon Martis Joins E&E Legal as Senior Policy Fellow

2016-04-14T16:30:36-04:00April 14th, 2016|Announcement, Martis, Press Releases, Schnare, Tanton|

For Immediate Release: April 14, 2016 Contact: Craig Richardson [email protected] 703-981-5553 Kevon Martis, Founder of Interstate Informed Citizen's Coalition, Joins E&E Legal as Senior Policy Fellow Washington, D.C. – David W. Schnare, Chair and General Counsel of the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), announced today that Kevon Martis, Founder and Executive Director of the Interstate Informed [...]

1 04, 2016

Tanton: Local Air District Control at Risk of Political Cronyism

2016-12-11T17:07:22-04:00April 1st, 2016|Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Tanton|

by Tom Tanton, E&E Legal Director of Science and Technology Assessment As appearing in Fox & Hound To hear certain politicians, interest groups and newspaper columnists describe it recent decisions by the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board will condemn Southlanders to a return to 1970s levels smog with dire consequences to life and [...]

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