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Energy Storage
Julian Spector

A power plant in Maryland ditches coal for batteries, a first for the US

Power producer Talen Energy is installing batteries at a retired coal plant near Baltimore.

A power plant in Maryland ditches coal for batteries, a first for the US
nuclear power
Jeff St. John

Low prices in PJM’s capacity auction spell trouble for Exelon’s Illinois nuclear fleet

A long-delayed auction yields lower-than-expected prices in the country’s biggest capacity market. That’s bad news for struggling nuclear power plants.

Low prices in PJM’s capacity auction spell trouble for Exelon’s Illinois nuclear fleet
coal
Jason Deign

Will the dying coal industry leave its mess for others to clean up?

Coal mining firms haven’t set aside enough money to cover their own cleanup costs, according to environmental groups.

Will the dying coal industry leave its mess for others to clean up?
coal
Emma Foehringer Merchant

Another bad year for coal

U.S. coal shipments hit new lows in 2020, according to new data.

Another bad year for coal
securitization
Elizabeth McCarthy

PG&E’s $7.5B securitization: A bellwether for utility efforts to cover the costs of climate change?

Wildfire liability financing under scrutiny in California could presage efforts in other states to offset costs of coal plant retirements and climate-change mitigations.

PG&E’s $7.5B securitization: A bellwether for utility efforts to cover the costs of climate change?
coal
Amanda Myers, Mike O’Boyle

The US coal fleet is running out of time and money. What comes next?

New analysis shows that four out of five U.S. coal plants cost more to run than new local renewables.

The US coal fleet is running out of time and money. What comes next?
nuclear power
Jason Deign

What’s the future for US coal and nuclear as the energy transition takes hold?

Both face market challenges, but nuclear could outlast coal.

What’s the future for US coal and nuclear as the energy transition takes hold?
utilities
Jeff St. John

Why US utilities must cut carbon emissions faster — and how data can help get it done

A new report from RMI sets a tough schedule for closing fossil-fueled power plants. Its Utility Transition Hub compiles the data to help find a way.

Why US utilities must cut carbon emissions faster — and how data can help get it done
carbon emissions
Jeff St. John

IEA: Post-Covid carbon emissions on the rise

A reminder that carbon emissions must be decoupled from economic growth to yield persistent climate improvements.

IEA: Post-Covid carbon emissions on the rise