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Analyzing the Likely Impact of Oversupply on California’s Carbon Market Must Consider State’s 2030 Emissions Goal and Potential for Clean Tech Breakthroughs

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By Energy Innovation Director of Research Chris Busch. University of California Professors Severin Borenstein and Jim Bushnell’s recent blog (abbreviated BBB, for blog by Borenstein and Bushnell) commented on Energy Innovation’s research into California-Quebec-Ontario carbon market oversupply, taking issue with the…

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – China Just Launched The World’s Largest Carbon Market. Here’s How It Can Succeed.

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On Tuesday December 19th, China formally launched its national carbon market. By setting a carbon price on the country’s largest greenhouse-gas emitters, China has launched a new, crucial endeavor in its efforts to tackle pollution and climate change. While the market’s…

Trending Topics – A Year-End Update On Electricity Policy From The Field

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A version of this article was originally published on December 28, 2017 on Greentech Media. By Sonia Aggarwal The electricity sector’s competitive dynamic completely flipped in 2017. It is now cheaper to build new wind and solar than new coal or often…

Trending Topics – What “Resilience” Means In A Clean Energy Future

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A version of this article was originally published on November 29, 2017 on Greentech Media. By Mike O’Boyle Resilience may be the most trending topic in today’s electricity sector.  The Department of Energy’s (DOE) report on baseload retirements impacts and…

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – The Real Deal In Abating Climate Change: Four Zeros

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The recent United Nations climate negotiations in Bonn follow a tempo of occasional large meetings engineered to drive towards a huge outcome, like that in Paris, and others like the one that just wound up, designed to mostly handle technical…

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.