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fossil fuels

pipelines
Max Sarinsky, Sarah Ladin

FERC must fix its broken approach to pipelines

Democrats have the opportunity to reshape the pipeline approval process to account for climate impacts.

FERC must fix its broken approach to pipelines
climate risk
Jeff St. John

Biden administration takes aim at the financial risks of climate change

The executive order directs federal agencies to identify climate risks and set disclosure rules for private industry and finance.

Biden administration takes aim at the financial risks of climate change
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?
net-zero carbon
Jeff St. John

IEA: World still has ‘narrow’ path to reach net-zero carbon by 2050

Adding clean energy capacity at unprecedented rates and halting all fossil fuel investment could avert the worst climate change impacts — if governments can commit to action.

IEA: World still has ‘narrow’ path to reach net-zero carbon by 2050
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?
capacity market
Jeff St. John

PJM moves to curtail compliance with FERC policy that hinders state-subsidized clean energy

A long-running policy battle over the country’s biggest capacity market appears to be nearing an end. What the replacement policy will look like remains an open question.

PJM moves to curtail compliance with FERC policy that hinders state-subsidized clean energy