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Trending Topics – Emerging Lessons on Performance-Based Regulation From the United Kingdom

Many states are considering a utility regulatory structure to incent efficient fleet turnover, incorporate clean energy and cost-effective technologies, and stimulate smarter build-or-buy decisions. APP’s Sonia Aggarwal says the UK’s effort to combine utility operating and capital expenses into a capped revenue bucket shows promising early results.

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – The Future Of Cars And Trucks

Electric vehicles are accelerating faster than ever, but that doesn’t mean the death of internal combustion engines just yet. To truly cut transportation emissions, we need both EVs and more efficient internal combustion engines.

DOE Grid Report Reasonable, But Words Matter – A Lot

Findings in long-awaited U.S. Department Of Energy grid report may be reasonable, but on the orientation toward resilience away from flexibility, words matter – a lot.

Trending Topics – Getting The Most Out Of Vehicle Electrification For Customers And The Grid

An America’s Power Plan expert says vehicle electrification is a massive investment opportunity for utilities that could also benefit customers and the grid, if adequately planned for and compensated.

3rd Quarterly California Cap-And-Trade Auction Strongest In History, But Not All Good News

Third quarterly California carbon market auction of 2017 completely sells out of allowances at highest auction price in system history, but additional allowance sales could undercut efforts to get on track for the state’s ambitious 2030 emissions reduction goal.

Statement On 3rd Quarterly California Cap-And-Trade Auction

3rd quarterly California carbon market auction of 2017 to completely sell out of allowances at highest price in four years, but additional allowance sales threaten state’s ambitious 2030 emissions reduction goal.

Trending Topics – Energy Efficiency’s Existential Crisis Is Also an Opportunity

A guest contributor for America’s Power Plan says creating portfolios of energy efficiency projects to deliver demand reductions where and when utilities need them can help keep pace with grid demand.

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – Cap-And-Trade Extension Locks In California’s Climate Leadership

The extension of California’s world-leading carbon cap-and-trade program with a two-thirds majority in the state legislature is a mighty victory for climate and a moment that will set the tone for the world. No carbon pricing policy has ever amassed such a margin of approval through a vote—either legislative or direct ballot—and it reflects the labor of environmental groups large and small, environmental justice organizations, progressive businesses, analysts, scientists, and more.

Statement On California Legislature’s Vote To Extend Cap-And-Trade System

California’s state legislature has reached an historic two-thirds majority vote to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program to 2030. This statement forecasts what impact extension will have on the state’s carbon market as well as environmental justice concerns, and can be attributed to Chris Busch, Director of Research at Energy Innovation.

Statement on legislation to extend California cap-and-trade system

California’s Governor Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León have reached agreement on legislation to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program to 2030.  This statement forecasts what impact this achievement will have on the state’s carbon market, and can be attributed to Chris Busch, Director of Research at Energy Innovation.