Tag Archives: Renewables

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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Renewable Energy on State Agendas

While the new administration shapes its policies on renewable energy development, the Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition, a bipartisan group made up of twenty state governors,* published a letter earlier this month urging the President to support the nation’s … Continue reading

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Department of Energy Reports on New Transmission and Wind Curtailment

Last week, DOE released a report titled Reducing Wind Curtailment through Transmission Expansion in a Wind Vision Future.  This report follows up on a 2015 DOE Wind Vision study, which looked at the potential benefits of a scenario in which … Continue reading

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As Administration Transitions, President Obama and Executive Agencies Recap Achievements

On January 9, Science Magazine published an online editorial by President Obama entitled “The Irreversible Momentum of Clean Energy.”  In it, President Obama addresses the decoupling of economic growth from energy sector emissions, private sector initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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A Look at Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)

In December, DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released A Prospective Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards. This study compares three scenarios: (1) a no RPS scenario (RPSs do not … Continue reading

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