Press Archive

Renewable Energy Job Boom Creates Economic Opportunity As Coal Industry Slumps

EI’s Silvio Marcacci says renewable energy jobs are booming just as the coal industry is contracting, even in America’s most coal-dependent regions.

Out-Of-State Coal Interests Are Funding A Battle To Keep Indiana Coal Plants From Closing

EI’s Mike O’Boyle discusses coal economics in an article outlining out-of-state efforts to prevent uneconomic Indiana coal plants from closing.

How States Can Overcome The Looming EV Charging Infrastructure Gap

EI’s Amanda Myers says 88% of the biggest U.S. cities lack the EV charging infrastructure to meet demand forecasts, but says California’s utility deployment holds lessons for other states.

The Coal End Game: Building New Renewables Is Cheaper Than Running Existing Coal Plants

EI’s Hal Harvey outlines the “coal end game” where building new local wind and solar is cheaper than running existing coal plants.

Coal Is A Financial Bust, But Carbon Emissions Keep Rising

EI’s coal cost crossover report is featured in an article discussing why carbon emissions keep rising despite poor coal economics.

Coal Fading From America’s Economic Radar Despite White House Push

EI’s coal cost crossover research is featured in an article discussing coal’s increasingly poor economic outlook despite Trump support.

US Wind And Solar Cost Less Than 74% Of Existing Coal Fleet

New Wind And Solar Now Cheaper Than 74% Of Existing US Coal Plants, Study Says

EI’s coal cost crossover research is featured in an article discussing how wind and solar prices are pushing coal plants offline.

The Coal Cost Crossover: 74% Of US Coal Plants Now More Expensive Than New Renewables, 86% By 2025

EI’s Silvio Marcacci details new “coal cost crossover” research showing 74% of existing U.S. coal plants cost more to operate than replacing them with new local wind and solar.

Report: New Solar, Wind Could Replace Coal While Cutting Costs

EI’s Coal Cost Crossover research in featured in an article discussing wind and solar energy economics forcing coal plants to close.

Xcel Energy Was A Coal-First Power Company. Now It’s Going Carbon-Free

EI’s “Coal Cost Crossover” report is included in an article discussing Xcel Energy’s transition to zero-carbon electricity generation.

With Wind And Solar Costs Dropping, U.S. Enters ‘Coal Cost Crossover’

EI’s coal cost crossover research is discussed in an article outlining how falling renewable energy prices are pushing coal plants out of economic competition.

U.S. Enters ‘Coal Cost Crossover’ Thanks To Falling Solar, Wind Costs

EI’s coal cost crossover research is covered in an article outlining how falling renewable energy prices push coal plants out of economic competition.

74% Of U.S. Coal Plants Are “Walking Dead” Thanks To Cheaper Renewables

EI’s coal cost crossover research is covered in an article outlining how falling renewable energy prices push coal plants out of economic competition.

More bad news for coal: Wind and solar are getting cheaper

EI’s “coal cost crossover” work shows 74% of the US coal fleet is currently uneconomic compared to local renewable energy.

‘Coal is on the way out’: study finds fossil fuel now pricier than solar or wind

Feature on EI’s “coal cost crossover” analysis, which shows 74% of the US coal fleet is more expensive to run than local wind or solar.

‘Simple Laws Of Economics’ Doom Remaining US Coal Plants as Solar And Wind Are Now Cheaper For American Households

EI’s Coal Cost Crossover research in featured in an article discussing clean energy economics forcing coal plants to close.

It’s Cheaper To Replace Most Coal Plants With Renewables Than Keep Them Open, Per Report

EI’s Coal Cost Crossover research in featured in an article discussing clean energy economics forcing coal plants to close.

Shutting Down Almost Every Coal Plant And Swapping For Renewables Would Save Money, Report Finds

EI’s Coal Cost Crossover research in featured in an article discussing clean energy economics forcing coal plants to close.

The Coal Industry Isn’t Going Anywhere — Yet

EI’s Coal Cost Crossover research in featured in an article discussing how clean energy economics are affecting future coal development.