Author Archives: Amber Martin

New York City Unveils Plan to Carry Out Paris Climate Agreement

On October 3, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a city plan to align New York City with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit the global temperature increase to no more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.  The … Continue reading

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EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook Projects Rise in Energy-Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been trending downward since 2007, but the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that this may change next year.  In its most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook, EIA projects that energy-sector CO2 emissions will rise … Continue reading

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DOE Releases “Voices of Experience” Paper on Integrating Intermittent Resources

“Start preparing now,” the Department of Energy (DOE) says in a recently released report intended to provide practical guidance to utilities seeking to integrate intermittent resources onto their systems.  The report, entitled Voices of Experience | Integrating Intermittent Resources: What … Continue reading

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NYISO, PJM Release Papers on Carbon Pricing in Wholesale Electricity Markets

In August, two regional grid operators for the mid-Atlantic region—the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM)—released papers analyzing the feasibility of pricing carbon emissions in the wholesale electricity markets they administer. NYISO’s paper, Pricing Carbon … Continue reading

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DOE Releases Study on Electricity Markets and Grid Reliability

On Wednesday, August 23rd, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued its Staff Report to the Secretary on Electricity Markets and Reliability.  The report, undertaken at the direction of DOE Secretary Rick Perry, is the result of a months-long effort by DOE … Continue reading

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