Two analysts say a decentralized approach can resolve the problems facing wholesale electricity markets stuck between fossil fuels and clean energy.
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.
EI’s Amanda Myers says city bans on natural gas mean state regulators must embrace building electrification through smart policy decisions.
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.
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.
EI’s Robbie Orvis outlines the barriers wholesale electricity markets face with rapid decarbonization, and two potential pathways for grid operators to overcome them.
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.
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.
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.