States Lead The Way On Utility Regulation That Can Cut Emissions And Costs

EI’s Amanda Myers shares how states are developing novel approaches to utility regulation, reducing demands on the power system.

Pathways To Net Zero Carbon Buildings In Reach Around The World Today

EI’s Sonia Aggarwal interviews Renilde Becque on what constitues net zero carbon buildings and the policy pathways that can encourage them around the world.

How Even Stronger California Climate Policies Could Spark A $7 Billion Economic Opportunity

EI’s Chris Busch shares modeling that shows California will miss its 2030 emissions target by 25 MMT, and recommends six climate policies to close the gap.

Renewable Energy Prices Hit Record Lows: How Can Utilities Benefit From Unstoppable Solar And Wind?

New EIA and Lazard data show wind and solar are unstoappable. EI’s Silvio Marcacci explains how utilities can take advantage of these cheap renewables.

Five 2020 Energy Predictions: Solar Surge, Coal Crash, Gas Exorcism, Clean Energy Incentives, Public Mobilization

EI’s Silvio Marcacci shares 2020 energy and climate policy predictions for the United States from five leading experts.

What Will It Take to Clean Up the Electric Grid?

Justin Gillis and EI’s Sonia Aggarwal break down what it will take to clean up the US electric grid and how it compares to past infrastructure buildout.

Fukushima Reborn As Japan’s Wind And Solar Hub

A major wind and solar project will transform Fukushima into a renewables hub. EI’s Megan Mahajan explores how this fits into Japan’s energy future.

How Effective Utility Monopsony Regulation Drove Colorado’s Shockingly Cheap Wind And Solar Bids

EI’s Mike O’Boyle shares Colorado’s lessons learned in preventing utility monopsony power and how to replicate its competitive wind and solar bid results.

Utilities Running Uneconomic Coal Plants Cost Consumers $3.5 Billion From 2015-2017

EI’s Mike O’Boyle interviews authors of a Sierra Club report on how utilities running uneconomic coal plants have overcharged customers by $3.5 billion.

How We Need To Evolve America’s Power Grid To Enable A Clean Energy Future

In Part Two of EI’s Overcoming Barriers to 100% Clean Energy series, Eric Gimon lays out policies to overcome four key clean energy hurdles.