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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.

Trending Topics – Flexibility, Not Resilience, Is Key to Wholesale Electricity Market Reform

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EI’s Eric Gimon argues grid flexibility technology, not resilience, is the key to resolving wholesale electricity market concerns in the U.S.

Trending Topics – Emerging Lessons on Performance-Based Regulation From the United Kingdom

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Many states are considering a utility regulatory structure to incent efficient fleet turnover, incorporate clean energy and cost-effective technologies, and stimulate smarter build-or-buy decisions. APP’s Sonia Aggarwal says the UK’s effort to combine utility operating and capital expenses into a capped revenue bucket shows promising early results.

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – The Future Of Cars And Trucks

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Electric vehicles are accelerating faster than ever, but that doesn’t mean the death of internal combustion engines just yet. To truly cut transportation emissions, we need both EVs and more efficient internal combustion engines.

DOE Grid Report Reasonable, But Words Matter – A Lot

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Findings in long-awaited U.S. Department Of Energy grid report may be reasonable, but on the orientation toward resilience away from flexibility, words matter – a lot.