Updates on things I’m obsessed with

Posted: December 9, 2014 in Uncategorized


I’ve run across several items lately that are germane to recent blog posts, but not worth a post of their own. So here’s a grab bag of updates to David’s Recent Obsessions.

I wrote about a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court that struck down FERC’s Order 745, which would have opened up wholesale electric markets to demand response. (More exciting than it sounds!)

Two happy developments. First, Obama is appealing that crazy decision to the Supreme Court, which will most likely hear it. John Podesta, the president’s climate czar (sigh), recently called it “a very significant and mistaken decision” and said “we’re hopeful that in time we can see it reversed.”

Second, Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has introduced a bill that would clarify once and for all that the Federal Power Act does allow demand response to be treated as wholesale power.

Now this can…

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