FERC Releases Low-CO2 Blueprint. Will Biden Follow It?

EI’s Megan Mahajan says without stronger transmission policy, zero carbon electricity sources would likely supply only half of the nation’s electric power by 2035.

Biden’s Climate Plan Shows Net Zero is Now Mainstream

EI’s Sonia Aggarwal explains how falling costs for clean energy technologies have dramatically changed the economics of the clean energy transition, generating growing consensus for net zero by 2050.

New Mexico’s Plan to Shut Down Coal Without Leaving People Behind

EI research shows municipal and cooperative utilities could exit 22.5 gigawatts of coal power in favor of solar by 2025 while saving money for their customers

Solar-For-Coal Swaps Could Turbocharge Clean Energy Revolution

EI’s Mike O’Boyle explains a new financial mechanism that enables publicly owned utilities to swap uneconomic coal assets for cleaner, cheaper solar power, while benefitting the local economy.

SoCalGas Goes to Court as Natural Gas Industry Nears ‘Moment of Reckoning’

EI’s Bruce Nilles says the fossil gas industry is alarmed by what it sees happening in state policy and has decided to dig in for a fight rather than take a more conciliatory approach.

Europe Is Going All In On Hydrogen Power. Why Isn’t The U.S.?

EI’s modeling is cited in an article discussing hydrogen’s potential to decarbonize the global industrial sector.

What Can You Do To Fight The Climate Crisis?

EI’s Sonia Aggarwal says speaking in support of clean energy at public utility commission hearings is one of the most important actions individuals can take to fight the climate crisis.

Electric Co-ops Lead Growing Wave Of Early Coal Plant Retirements With ‘Solar-For-Coal Swaps’

EI’s Mike O’Boyle says solar for coal swaps will become increasingly attractive to municipal and cooperative utilities, as well as large corporate customers, as coal plants continue to be more expensive to operate.

Solar-For-Coal Swaps Emerging As New Tool For Retiring Coal In Energy Transition

EI has released a series of briefs amounting to a growing toolkit of regulatory and financial pathways toward transitioning away from uneconomic coal, including the new “Solar-for-Coal Swaps” research brief.

Solar For Coal Swaps Could Facilitate Utilities’ Renewable Transition, Analysis Shows

EI’s Mike O’Boyle says the coal-replacement approach can be applied to any fuel source, but is likely of particular interest for customers that want to clean up their electricity mix and save money.