Wholesale Electricity Market Design For Rapid Decarbonization: A Decentralized Markets Approach

Two analysts say a decentralized approach can resolve the problems facing wholesale electricity markets stuck between fossil fuels and clean energy.

Memo To The Auto Industry: Time To Join California And Leaders Opposing Trump Clean Cars Rollback

Margo Oge says now that automakers have joined California to oppose the Trump clean cars rollback, the rest of the auto industry should join them.

As Cities Begin Banning Natural Gas, States Must Embrace Building Electrification Via Smart Policy

EI’s Amanda Myers says city bans on natural gas mean state regulators must embrace building electrification through smart policy decisions.

Overcoming Barriers To 100% Clean Energy, Part One: The Electricity Distribution Network

EI’s Eric Gimon outlines how smart policy can overcome barriers on the grid to 100% clean energy targets to achieve a paradigm shift in the US power system.

Cheap Clean Energy Makes New Natural Gas A Risky Bet Utility Regulators Should Avoid

EI’s Mike O’Boyle says cheap clean energy prices make natural gas a risky economic bet for utilities, risking climate change and stranded assets.

Market Design for Rapid Decarbonization

EI’s Robbie Orvis outlines the barriers wholesale electricity markets face with rapid decarbonization, and two potential pathways for grid operators to overcome them.

U.S. Electricity Markets Aren’t Designed To Handle 100% Clean Energy. Here’s How To Fix That.

EI’s Silvio Marcacci says states targeting 100% clean energy face wholesale electricity markets built around fossil fuels that aren’t designed to handle the influx of clean resources.

Could This New Approach Unlock Gigawatts Of Native American Solar Energy Potential?

EI’s Silvio Marcacci says a new approach could help tap 17.6 TWh of Native American solar energy potential, making tribal communities more resilient and adding good jobs.

The Billion-Dollar Coal Bailout Nobody Is Talking About: Self-Committing In Power Markets

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.

The Global Insurance Industry’s $6 Billion Existential Threat: Coal Power

EI’s Silvio Marcacci outlines how global insurers are funding coal power projects even though they face an “existential threat” from climate change.