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Written by dkoplowPosted: Jul. 20, 2017

Subsidies to suppliers in the PJM Interconnection go to fossil and nuclear, not just renewables

PJM Interconnection is a regional transmission operator (RTO) serving more than 60 million customers in 13 states and the District of Columbia.  The service region is centered in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Incumbent base load generators within PJM have complained that subsidies… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: Jul. 18, 2017

Subsidy Briefs, July 18, 2017

Wolf Creek reactor hacked in 2017 1)  Windmills hacked by Russians.  In a worrying escalation of software attacks, Russian engineers penetrated control systems at a number of US windmills, causing erratic operating performance and increased bird kills.  Yeah, if only things could be that simple.  In another example that the "… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: Jun. 13, 2017

Coal sector employment: protecting workers and families, not specific jobs

Capital-intensive surface coal mining in Gillette, WY Jobs matter.  For the job holder, this is obvious:  the wages support them and their family.  But jobs also matter to the country overall, as economic strength forms the basis for a strong foundation of political stability, prosperity, and growth.  Community relationships can turn ugly if lots of… Read More