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Lab Releases Report Regarding Impacts of High Penetration of Variable Energy on Wholesale Electricity Pricing

The Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory has issued a report entitled Impacts of High Variable Renewable Energy Futures on Wholesale Electricity Prices, and on Electric-Sector Decision Making. The report provides a qualitative examination of various demand-side and supply-side electric infrastructure and … Continue reading

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The Numbers Behind the Nation’s Electric Portfolio

EPA has released eGRID2016, the twelfth iteration of its Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database.  First released in 1998, eGRID makes available plant-specific generation and emissions data for all U.S. electric generating plants that provide power to the electric grid … Continue reading

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EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2018 Shows U.S. Could be Net Energy Exporter By 2022

Today, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its 2018 Annual Energy Outlook.  The report includes projections of U.S. energy markets through 2050 based on a Reference Case,* which takes into account existing laws and policies and assumes they remain unchanged … Continue reading

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Predicting a Future Without the Clean Power Plan

With litigation ongoing before the D.C. Circuit and possible action from the Trump Administration, it is an understatement to call the CPP’s future uncertain.  Not surprisingly, some groups have gone from studying the effects of the CPP’s implementation to studying … Continue reading

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AEO2017 Models U.S. Long-Term Energy Projections

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017) this morning.  In its rollout presentation, EIA explains some key takeaways from AEO2017’s modeling, including: the U.S. becomes a net energy exporter over the period modeled in most … Continue reading

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