2021 Energy Predictions: U.S. Clean Energy Standard, Tripling Energy Storage, State Shift From Gas, Electricity Transition, Billions In Climate Investment
EI’s Silvio Marcacci shares insights from leading experts on clean energy technology and policy trends to watch this year, and why we should expect an even faster acceleration to the clean energy economy in 2021.
EI’s Eric Gimon says we are moving into a new era of big battery storage projects, and grid operators and regulators are still figuring out how this rapid change will affect electricity prices and the way various power producers work together.
EI’s Mike O’Boyle joins host Steve Melink to discuss the 2035 Report and share how policy can accelerate the clean energy transition while reducing costs for customers and creating millions of new jobs.
EI’s Mike O’Boyle says a federal clean energy standard provides the incentive to investors and developers to scale up renewable resources, which we need to do much faster to achieve a safe climate future.
EI’s CEO Hal Harvey explains why China and the U.S. have an opportunity to collaborate on pathways to zero carbon buildings, industry, and transportation, and how to achieve carbon neutrality through international cooperation.
EI’s Sara Baldwin says accelerating emissions reductions and setting interim goals will be critical to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
EI report finds extending wholesale markets in the Southeast could deliver cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable electricity across the region, reducing customer bills by 23 percent and slashing emissions by 37 percent, while creating at least 285,000 new jobs by 2040.
EI’s Jeff Rissman says because electrolyzers are expensive, and there needs to be more research and development to drive down their costs to get wider deployment, it makes more sense to prioritize green hydrogen use for industrial sectors as well as shipping and aviation, rather than buildings.
EI’s coal cost crossover report is cited in an article outlining how renewable energy is cheaper than coal in West Virginia.
EI’s Amanda Myers says vehicle-grid integration includes everything from managed charging and demand response to V2G and bidirectional charging, but underscoring it all is the need to accelerate electric vehicle adoption and charging build-out.