Major Utility Questions Biden’s Signature Climate Plan

EI’s Mike O’Boyle says modeling shows it is possible for utilities to increase clean electricity sales by 4 percent annually and that it’s important to include penalties to ensure utilities meet their commitments.

Report Outlines Path To 80 Percent Clean Power

EI’s Dan Esposito says a Clean Electricity Payment Program is a rare win-win for members of Congress across the political spectrum because these benefits aren’t occurring in one particular state, they’re occurring in every state.

Biden’s Solar Goals Hinge On Reconciliation Bill

EI’s Mike O’Boyle says a Clean Electricity Payment Program that provides incentives to go faster on renewables is key to achieving Biden’s goal of 40 percent solar power by 2035.

Green For Grid

EI meta-analysis finds powering the U.S. electric grid with 80 percent zero-emissions resources by 2030 is possible at a minimum cost and could save thousands of lives as well as spur millions of new clean energy jobs.

The Case That Power Can Get Very Clean Very Fast

EI’s meta-analysis explores 11 separate studies and finds agreement hitting 80 percent carbon-free power by 2030 can be done with very modest price effects.

Fight Over ‘Peaker’ Plants Poses Grid Climate Test

EI’s Eric Gimon says CenterPoint Energy’s proposed peaker gas plants in Indiana could become stranded assets in 10 to 15 years.

U.S. Global Climate Promises Hang On Reconciliation Battle

EI’s Robbie Orvis says the upcoming reconciliation bill is the best way to move the climate policy that will make the most difference to cut emissions 45 percent by 2030, including the Clean Electricity Payment Program.

The World’s Largest Container-Shipping Company Wants To Go Green

EI’s Jeff Rissman says achieving carbon-neutral shipping with ships that run on methanol requires that the process to make the methanol is also zero carbon.

Which State Will Be the First to Ban Natural Gas in New Buildings?

EI’s Sara Baldwin says the new California “electric ready” building code missed an opportunity to phase out fossil fuels in buildings, but is an important step in the right direction, especially given the strong opposition by the gas industry.

Biden Can Have Cheap Gas Or Fight Climate Change — Not Both

EI research shows a modest gas tax of twenty-five cents per gallon would save 1.3 billion barrels of oil through 2050.