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

April 11, 2021
President Biden’s opening bid on the 2022 budget makes good on his promise to use a “whole of government” approach to address climate change. | © RTO Insider LLC
April 4, 2021
A Maryland House committee approved legislation to increase the state’s 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target to 50% from 2006 levels. | Sen. Paul Pinsky
March 31, 2021
Sponsors of the Southeast Energy Exchange Market told FERC it should OK the proposal as is, saying critics’ objections are flawed or irrelevant. | SEEM
March 30, 2021
Three-quarters of economists who study climate issues say “immediate and drastic action” is needed to address climate change, according to a new survey. | Institute for Policy Integrity
March 29, 2021
The Biden administration will open a new area off Long Island to offshore wind development and set a goal of 30 GW by 2030. | Northeast Ocean Data
March 23, 2021
PJM’s minimum offer price rule is living on borrowed time if the comments at FERC’s technical conference on capacity markets are any guide. | FERC
March 22, 2021
Landowners told FERC that they doubted its new Office of Public Participation would improve the commission’s decision-making over natural gas infrastructure. | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
March 21, 2021
COVID-19 and record hurricane and wildfire seasons made 2020 “a unique and at times challenging year,” FERC said in its State of the Markets report. | The Three C Group
March 18, 2021
FERC reversed its ruling giving state regulators the power to prevent demand response from participating in DER aggregations. | Freedom Solar Power
March 17, 2021
Increasing efficiency standards and competition from EVs means worldwide gasoline demand has likely peaked, the International Energy Agency reported. | International Energy Agency