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California Cap-And-Trade Auction Sells Out At Record Price, Most Allowances Ever Sold In One Auction

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Today the California Air Resources Board released results for the California-Quebec cap-and-trade program’s fourth quarterly joint auction of carbon allowances for 2017. This snap reaction statement summarizes allocation demand, supply, prices, and revenue, and is attributable to Energy Innovation Director…

Trending Topics – Flexibility, Not Resilience, Is Key to Wholesale Electricity Market Reform

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EI’s Eric Gimon argues grid flexibility technology, not resilience, is the key to resolving wholesale electricity market concerns in the U.S.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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California’s state legislature today reached a two-thirds supermajority to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program to 2030. This statement forecasts what impact this vote will have on the state’s carbon market, and can be attributed to Energy Innovation Director of Research Chris…