Press Archive

Hydrogen Could Become A $130 Billion U.S. Industry By 2050. Could It Also Cut Emissions?

EI’s Jeff Rissman says hydrogen is a key emerging decarbonization technology, and could become a $130 billion U.S. industry while cutting emissions by 2050.

Trump’s EPA Threatens California Over Air Quality; Governor Says It’s “Pure Retaliation”

EI’s Hal Harvey is quoted in an article discussing Trump’s EPA threatening California over air quality after revoking its ability to set clean air standards.

ERCOT’s Wild Summer Is Over. Solar Looks Like The Winner

EI’s Eric Gimon discusses power market pricing in an article exploring how solar power was a winner in Texas’ ERCOT summer season.

Trump Revoking California Emissions Waiver Will Cost Billions, Fracture U.S. Auto Market

Trump revoking California emissions waiver will cost consumers billions, dramatically increase emissions, and fracture the U.S. auto market, writes EI’s Megan Mahajan.

China Is Positioned To Lead On Climate Change As The U.S. Rolls Back Its Policies

EI’s Jeff Rissman and Robbie Orvis are cited in an article discussing how China is on track to lead on climate change earlier than expected.

Building Electrification Could Add Hundreds Of Millions Of Batteries To The Grid

EI’s Sonia Aggarwal outlines how building electrification could add hundreds of millions of thermal batteries to the U.S. grid.

Asia’s Utilities And Policymakers Should Think Twice About Doubling Down On Risky U.S. LNG Imports

EI’s Robbie Orvis says the rush to invest in U.S. LNG imports could be a risky economic move for Asia’s utilities and policymakers.

America’s Mega-Emitters Are Starting To Close

EI’s Mike O’Boyle discusses energy economics in an article highlighting closures among America’s mega-emitter coal plants.

Even Andrew Cuomo Isn’t Sure of New York’s Near-Impossible Climate Goals

EI’s Amanda Myers discusses transportation sector implications of New York’s ambitious climate policy proposal to cut emissions 85% by 2050.

Trump’s Clean Car Rollback Will Cost Up To $400 Billion, Increase Transport Emissions 10%

EI’s Megan Mahajan discusses new modeling showing Trump’s clean car rollback will cost U.S. consumers up to $400 billion and increase transport emissions 10%

Wholesale Electricity Market Design For Rapid Decarbonization: Adding New Long-Term Markets To Today’s Spot Markets

Three analysts say a hybrid approach can resolve the problems facing wholesale electricity markets stuck between fossil fuels and clean energy.

As Cities Begin Banning Natural Gas, States Must Embrace Building Electrification Via Smart Policy

EI’s Amanda Myers says city bans on natural gas mean state regulators must embrace building electrification through smart policy decisions.

Overcoming Barriers To 100% Clean Energy, Part One: The Electricity Distribution Network

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.

The “War On Coal” Myth

EI’s coal cost crossover report is cited in an article outlining why the “war on coal” is not the reason coal plants are closing.

Cheap Clean Energy Makes New Natural Gas A Risky Bet Utility Regulators Should Avoid

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.

U.S. Electricity Markets Aren’t Designed To Handle 100% Clean Energy. Here’s How To Fix That.

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.

Could This New Approach Unlock Gigawatts Of Native American Solar Energy Potential?

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.

The Billion-Dollar Coal Bailout Nobody Is Talking About: Self-Committing In Power Markets

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.

The Global Insurance Industry’s $6 Billion Existential Threat: Coal Power

EI’s Silvio Marcacci outlines how global insurers are funding coal power projects even though they face an “existential threat” from climate change.

Mexico Climate Policy Can Boost Its Economy, Save $5 Billion, Prevent 26,000 Deaths By 2030

EI’s Megan Mahajan says Mexico climate policy can cut emissions 31% by 2030 while saving $5 billion in overall costs and preventing more than 26,000 premature deaths.