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The Role of Wholesale Power Markets in Helping States Achieve Decarbonization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

How can wholesale power markets and state policies work together to achieve decarbonization and reliability objectives at a low cost? In response to questions posed at yesterday’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Technical Conference, Dr. Samuel Newell, principal at The [Read More]

Duke Energy To Invest Big In Clean Energy As Part Of Emissions-Reduction Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 27, 2017

Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy has established an aggressive goal to reduce carbon emissions 40% from 2005 levels by 2030, as well as invest $11 billion in renewables and natural gas, according to the company’s 2016 sustainability report. Today, 38% of [Read More]

How To Decarbonize The Energy Sector: Significantly Ramp Up Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

By expanding renewable energy and improving energy efficiency, energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions globally could be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased out by 2060, according to new findings from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s “Perspectives for [Read More]

That’s The Last Of It: NV Energy Kills Coal Plant, Moves Toward Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

As part of a goal to further reduce Nevada’s carbon emissions, Las Vegas-based NV Energy has taken down the fourth and final unit of its 257 MW coal-fired Reid Gardner Generating Station. Thus, the facility is no longer providing energy [Read More]

West Coast Utility Regulators Renew Vows For Carbon Reduction, Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

This week, utility regulators from the West Coast reaffirmed a commitment made in 2006 to support efforts to reduce carbon pollution and expand the development of low-carbon technologies in the energy industry. Chair David Danner of the Washington Utilities and [Read More]

Canada Has A New Plan For Slashing Carbon Pollution, But Not Everyone Is On Board

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 04, 2016

The government has laid out a new carbon pricing approach that CanWEA says will spur renewable energy generation into the country’s grid. However, a few provinces have spoken out against the proposal.