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Getting the Price Right for Local Wind and Solar

September 25, 2017
A federal policy enacted nearly 40 years ago has breathed life into an ongoing argument at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission over utility opposition to a wind-solar hybrid project proposed...
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Policymaker Support Key to Offshore Wind Prospects in U.S.

September 5, 2017
Offshore wind is not yet easy to build in the United States. But the question is no longer if a boom will happen, industry stakeholders say, it is when and...
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What is Next for the Clean Power Plan?

August 7, 2017
The Clean Power Plan (CPP), the signature piece of environmental regulation from the Obama Administration, is now facing an uncertain future. Following President Trump’s request for a review of the...
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Opportunities for Carbon Capture in California

May 9, 2017
California has demonstrated leadership in setting ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by setting a target to reduce emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. While California is...
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Energy Reset: Free Markets vs. Government Influence

April 24, 2017
The National Capital Area Chapter for the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (NCAC-USAEE) held its annual energy policy conference on April 6th entitled “Energy Reset? Conflicting Forces in the Energy...
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A Carbon Dividends Plan

February 14, 2017
Climate change poses a threat to the safety and prosperity of America’s and the world’s citizens. Every major scientific academy agrees that global warming is real, is mostly caused by...
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Can Nuclear Power Rise From The Chaos In Washington?

February 8, 2017
In January, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Advanced Nuclear Technology Act of 2017 (ANTA). At the same time, the latest version of the Interim Consolidated Storage Act (ICSA)...
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Ohio Regulators’ Controversial $600 Million for FirstEnergy

October 31, 2016
In a long-awaited decision, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved a $600 million electricity rate plan for Ohio utilities provider, FirstEnergy. FirstEnergy has been struggling financially since a...
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Is Utility Solar Better Than Residential Solar To Meet Renewable Goals?

October 24, 2016
[caption id="attachment_26792" align="alignright" width="300"] Long Island Solar FarmPhoto: Brookhaven National Lab[/caption] Twenty-nine states have renewable energy mandates. California’s mandate calls for 33% renewable energy by 2020 while New York State mandates...
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Arguments of the Clean Power Plan

October 3, 2016
Last week, the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) latest chapter unfolded before an en banc hearing at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Petitioners argued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped...
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