Rich Heidorn Jr.

Editor-in-Chief / Co-Publisher


Rich is a former reporter and editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he began covering the electric industry as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware introduced competition in the late 1990s. His coverage won the National Press Foundation’s 1998 award for energy reporting. He later headed a Houston-based startup that produced hourly power indexes and worked as an energy analyst for Bloomberg Government. In between, he worked for eight years in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Enforcement, where he became a whistleblower — proving he was not cut out for government work. He holds a journalism degree from Penn State University and an MBA from Temple University.


Most Recent News

January 20, 2021
President Biden immediately began to reverse the Trump administration’s energy and environmental policies, including rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change. | The White House
January 19, 2021
The D.C. Circuit rejected the Trump administration’s ACE Rule for regulating GHG emissions, saying EPA misconstrued the law. | Sen. Mitch McConnell
January 17, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden should avoid the mistakes President Barack Obama made in attempting to reduce emissions, environmental law experts said. | C. Boyden Gray Center
January 12, 2021
RTO policies assigning network upgrades to interconnection customers are no longer just and reasonable, renewable advocates said in a new report. | MISO
January 10, 2021
New Jersey regulators received recommendations for a new incentive program for solar projects and approved two measures related to the state’s offshore wind projects. | Six Flags
January 6, 2021
The Democrats’ victory in Georgia means may open the door to some form of climate legislation under Joe Biden. | Warnock for Georgia
December 27, 2020
FERC handed SPP an early Christmas present when it approved the RTO’s second version of a tariff for its five-minute WEIS market. | SPP
December 22, 2020
Wind and solar generation, energy efficiency and carbon capture all won tax break extensions in the massive stimulus and budget bill approved by Congress. | RTO Insider
December 20, 2020
A group of utility CEOs and other business leaders said the U.S. should triple federal funding for clean energy innovation to $25 billion annually. | American Energy Innovation Council
December 17, 2020
FERC ruled that all fuel cells that use waste heat in an integrated fuel reforming process qualify as cogeneration facilities under PURPA. | Bloom Energy