EI analysis with RMI shows that under current laws and regulations, Colorado’s overall emissions will fall only 3.4 percent by 2030 and just 18 percent by 2050.
EI’s Robbie Orvis says the IEA has suggested that there should be no new investment in gas supply because in a net-zero scenario we’ve peaked already, and the fact that is missing from the communique reflects that the international community has not internalized that yet.
EI’s Eric Gimon says the damage to the Texas market was “self-inflicted” due to the state’s pricing model, which left regulators with the option to set prices at the extremely high cap for several days.
EI’s Robbie Orvis says keeping existing nuclear makes a lot of sense because it’s lots of clean electricity that doesn’t have to be replaced, and it is a lot cheaper to get to 2050 with the existing fleet.
Spotlight on North America Pt4: What are the technologies and policies that could underpin commerically-viable decarbonization?
EI’s Jeffrey Rissman talks with the host of Decarb Connect, Alex Cameron, about the cross-cutting technologies and industry-specific tools that could define industrial decarbonization, as well as the specific policy levers that are needed.
EI analysis estimates that replacing the Mitchell coal facility with new wind power would be 34 percent cheaper than the facility using its existing coal power.
EI’s Bruce Nilles says Xcel’s 80 percent target will require the utility to cut gas significantly as well as eliminate coal.
EI’s Robbie Orvis says even with Colorado’s current climate policies, the modeling shows there’s still a long way to go to achieve the state’s climate goals.
EI report adds to data indicating that Colorado’s existing climate policies aren’t likely to achieve the state’s goals, while making the case that stronger actions could yield significant economic benefits.
EI’s Robbie Orvis says continuing to invest in new gas infrastructure in the U.S. and export gas overseas is not compatible with a 1.5°C future.