EI’s Mike O’Boyle discusses a hidden billion-dollar coal bailout: Self-committing, or utilities scheduling uneconomic coal-fired plants to run at a loss even when cheaper electricity is available.
EI’s Silvio Marcacci outlines how global insurers are funding coal power projects even though they face an “existential threat” from climate change.
EI’s Megan Mahajan says Mexico climate policy can cut emissions 31% by 2030 while saving $5 billion in overall costs and preventing more than 26,000 premature deaths.
Coal-heavy utilities face increasing pressure to retire uneconomic coal plants, but accounting rules for plant depreciation could help resolve their financial obligations.
The Trump administration has shown gutting regulations is rarely the right way to cut pollution, but rolling back this one federal vehicle fuel economy standard would actually reduce U.S. tailpipe emissions five ways.
EI’s Hu Min says China’s “soft green power” could help up to $900 billion in Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure investments reduce emissions.
EI’s Amanda Myers says New York, Maryland, and Michigan are helping overcome the EV infrastructure charging gap through utility programs.
EI’s Silvio Marcacci says renewable energy jobs are booming just as the coal industry is contracting, even in America’s most coal-dependent regions.
EI’s Hal Harvey outlines the “coal end game” where building new local wind and solar is cheaper than running existing coal plants.
EI’s Amanda Myers says 88% of the biggest U.S. cities lack the EV charging infrastructure to meet demand forecasts, but says California’s utility deployment holds lessons for other states.