Comments to California’s Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee on Revisions to the State’s Cap-and-Trade Regulations

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EI’s Chris Busch submitted formal comments to California’s Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee on revisions to the state’s cap-and-trade regulations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Statement On 3rd Quarterly California Cap-And-Trade Auction

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3rd quarterly California carbon market auction of 2017 to completely sell out of allowances at highest price in four years, but additional allowance sales threaten state’s ambitious 2030 emissions reduction goal.

Statement On California Legislature’s Vote To Extend Cap-And-Trade System

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California’s state legislature today reached a two-thirds supermajority to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program to 2030. This statement forecasts what impact this vote will have on the state’s carbon market, and can be attributed to Energy Innovation Director of Research Chris…

Statement on legislation to extend California cap-and-trade system

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California’s Governor Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León have reached agreement on legislation to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program to 2030.  This statement forecasts what impact this achievement will have on the…