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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.

Trending Topics – It’s Time To Refine How We Talk About Wholesale Markets

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EI’s Robbie Orvis and Mike O’Boyle outline how wholesale market design and underlying terminology favors conventional fuel-based generation—often at the expense of cheaper, cleaner technologies.

Renewable Electricity Levelized Cost Of Energy Already Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels, And Prices Keep Plunging

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Renewable electricity’s levelized cost of energy became the cheapest source of new U.S. power generation in 2017, and building new wind is often cheaper than running existing coal. As renewable energy costs continue their relentless decline, fossil fuels continue to fall further from profitability.

Analyzing the Likely Impact of Oversupply on California’s Carbon Market Must Consider State’s 2030 Emissions Goal and Potential for Clean Tech Breakthroughs

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Analysis of oversupply in California’s carbon market must include the state’s 2030 emissions reduction goals and the potential for clean energy breakthroughs to decarbonize energy supplies.

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – China Just Launched The World’s Largest Carbon Market. Here’s How It Can Succeed.

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China launched a national carbon market in December and it’s already going to be the world’s largest cap-and-trade system. Here are three ways policymakers can ensure it succeeds.

Trending Topics – A Year-End Update On Electricity Policy From The Field

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It is now cheaper to build new wind and solar than new coal or often natural gas. In growing swaths of the country, it’s often cheaper to build new wind (and sometimes solar) than continuing to run existing coal plants. The implications are profound.

Trending Topics – What “Resilience” Means In A Clean Energy Future

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DOE wants to shore up coal and nuclear power plants in the name of resilience. EI’s Mike O’Boyle discusses what resilience means for a clean energy future.

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – The Real Deal In Abating Climate Change: Four Zeros

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Abating climate change requires committing to “four zeros” in the world’s energy-consuming economic sectors, starting with the top 24 GHG-emitting nations.

California Cap-And-Trade Auction Sells Out At Record Price, Most Allowances Ever Sold In One Auction

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California’s fourth quarterly cap-and-trade auction sold a record number of allowances at record prices, but short-term success risks long-term goals.