Energy Markets

Author Richard Munson talks about path forward for U.S. electric grid

After a massive blackout hit the Northeast in August 2003, lawmakers and energy experts called for sweeping changes to U.S. energy policy. But did last summer's energy bill adequately address the problem? And what actions should the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission take to prevent future power outages? During today's OnPoint, Richard Munson, author of the book "From Edison to Enron: The Business of Power and What It Means for the Future of Electricity," answers these questions and looks at innovation happening at the state level. Plus, Munson, also director of the Northeast-Midwest Institute, talks about why cogeneration could be a significant new source of power generation.