Affirms that existing PJM capacity market bidding rules must be changed to adequately address subsidized resources, while rejecting two PJM proposals to do so, and suggesting framework around which PJM must adopt new rules.
Reuters – The Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator said he would follow up the work of his predecessor to overhaul the nation’s biofuel policy, including pursuing changes strongly opposed by the powerful corn lobby like counting ethanol exports toward annual biofuels quotas.
The New York Times – Hoover Dam helped transform the American West. Now it is the focus of a new challenge: turning the dam into a vast reservoir of excess electricity, fed by the solar farms and wind turbines that represent the power sources of the future.
Cleveland.com / The Plain Dealer – Lingering fears about the impact of a Lake Erie wind farm on birds and bats appears to be the only remaining hurdle to building the first-ever US freshwater wind turbine project.
Houston Chronicle – The American Petroleum Institute, the industry's largest lobbying group, said that it was disappointed in the White House's decision to deny an exemption request for tariffs "on imported steel used in certain parts of oil and natural gas industry operations."