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Alternative Pathways and Actions to Achieve a 1.5°C Future

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This research review proposes several alternative pathways and potential actions to avoid dangerous global warming and achieve a 1.5C future.

Trending Topics – ERCOT’s Summer Peak Demand Forecast: New Investment, Generator Profits, No Blackouts

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EI’s Eric Gimon explores low planning reserve margins forecast for ERCOT’s summer peak demand, highlights how people should be interpreting them, what the PRM really means, how to tell if ERCOT is at an acceptable level of capacity risk, and why Texas regulators should stay the course.

DOE Coal, Nuclear Bailout Proposal “Threatens To Undermine Very Foundation of Competitive Electricity Markets”

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A draft memo from the U.S. Energy Department proposes using Cold War-era emergency powers to subsidize uneconomic coal and nuclear generation. This statement analyzes the proposal’s potential impact to U.S. power markets.

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates: A Sober Challenge – And A Clear-Eyed Solution – On Climate Change Policy

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There is no way to seriously study climate change without having a very sobering moment: It is extremely difficult, but not impossible, to land this planet at a reasonable climate future – and solutions exist to meet the challenge.

Trending Topics – The Power Market Fix We’ve Been Waiting For

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APP contributor Mark Ahlstrom discusses how FERC’s recent Order 841 creates an opportunity for federal regulators to create a universal data model in power markets for all grid resources.

Trending Topics – How To Build A Foundation for New Utility Business Models

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EI’s Mike O’Boyle says regulatory reforms are becoming increasingly important to utility business models, but regulatory processes can constrain the ability of policymakers to design policies well.

Energy Policy Simulator Named Finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Award

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Energy Innovation’s Energy Policy Simulator has been recognized as a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Award recognizing policies, projects, and concepts offering innovation solutions to humanity’s challenges.

Hydrogen in the Energy System: Focus on Production

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This research review provides an overview into different methods to produce energy from hydrogen for use in electricity, transportation, and energy storage.

Research Review: Are U.S. Winter Extremes The Result Of Amplified Arctic Warming?

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This research review provides an overview into climate science covering possible linkages between amplified Arctic warming temperatures and winter extremes in the U.S.

Western Climate Initiative Cap-And-Trade Auction Nets Record Sales, But Raises Long-Term Concerns

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California’s February 2018 quarterly cap-and-trade auction broke its own record for number of allowances sold, but the auction heightens long-term concerns that polluters are building up a cushion of banked allowances today to comply with stricter emissions rules in future years.