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Climate Policy: Physical Reliability vs Economic Philosophy
As states get serious about reducing climate-harming carbon pollution, their decisions will guide how the electrical grid changes, for better or worse. These decisions are central to the people who...
Utility Chooses Wrong: Save Energy vs. Burn Fuel
When it’s hot, it’s hot. Do our plans for increasingly hot summers make sense, or are we going backwards on our energy policies? Consider these two simplified strategies: close the...
Solar Power Plants are the Future of Texas Power. Every Time.
Something unprecedented just happened on the renewable energy front in Texas that is likely to reverberate in energy markets across the country. ERCOT, the entity that manages the flow of electric...
Suddenly, the Future is Clear for Solar Energy
In the last 24 hours, the path to greater reliance on solar energy has become much clearer. The US Department of Energy-sponsored assessments of the benefits of solar and the tools for addressing...
One Million Solar Energy Systems Now Turned On in US
Around the country, solar advocates are cheering. One million solar installations (including nearly 950,000 rooftops) are now turned on somewhere in the US, a symbolic milestone signaling a...
Here Come Natural Gas Price Increases
Gas pipelines are in the news these days, and it seems like bad news for everyone. The pipeline owners’ trade association, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), has just...
What Can Zootopia Teach Us about Solar Energy and the Duck Curve?
Symbolic slow-moving mammal. Photo: Carol Schaffer/Flickr Zootopia is a place where mammalian species, both predators and vegetarians, co-exist in harmony, and a female bunny overcomes prejudice to...
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Forecasts No Growth in Renewable Energy. We Disagree.
In the debate over the potential role of renewable energy in decreasing carbon pollution, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (tagline: “Standing Up for American Enterprise”) has considerable trouble with...
Big News: 39 States and Their Utilities Write Plan for Deep CO2 Reductions
A new UCS-commissioned report shows that, prior to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan , a major collaboration between officials from 39 states and 26 major utility companies created a technical report...
That’s Not How Commerce Works—U.S. Chamber Wrong (Again) in New Clean Power Plan Report
Some sales efforts work from a false starting point. Some try to lead the gullible consumer by pretending to share an insider’s secret with them. Some fall back on old slogans. The U.S. Chamber of...