Hill sees path for FERC to aid state climate leadership LaFleur skeptical FERC can revive backstop siting authority A new Center on Global Energy Policy-hosted “Straight Talk” discussion series tackled what makes policy change successful in its premiere episode Feb. 25, with former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy officials offering past lessons learned and experiences that could help move energy and climate policy forward.  With much attention still on Texas as the state continues to reel from a prolonged period of extreme winter weather that brought massive power outages and skyrocketing prices, former FERC Chairman Betsy Moler said she hoped “we’re not going to just blame the blackouts on solar and wind energy like the governor did.” Under Moler’s leadership nearly 25 years ago, FERC issued Order 888, which mandated open transmission access […]