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long-duration energy storage
Julian Spector

Newsletter: DOE goes long on long-duration storage

Plus, California's gas fixation threatens its ambitious climate goals.

Newsletter: DOE goes long on long-duration storage
natural gas
Elizabeth McCarthy

California has embraced clean energy, so why is it still building natural gas infrastructure?

Decarbonization advocates are fighting ratepayer subsidies that incentivize the growth of an increasingly obsolete gas system.

California has embraced clean energy, so why is it still building natural gas infrastructure?
natural gas
Rushad Nanavatty and Daniel Tait

Cities want to ban natural gas in new construction. State lawmakers are blocking them

Twenty states have already passed "ban the ban" laws and more might follow suit. They're backed by money and lobbyists from the gas industry.

Cities want to ban natural gas in new construction. State lawmakers are blocking them
Newsletter
Julian Spector

Newsletter: Oxnard won independence from an unwanted gas plant, and you could too

This giant battery is a perfect fit for one California farming community.

Newsletter: Oxnard won independence from an unwanted gas plant, and you could too
Duke Energy
Jeff St. John

South Carolina says Duke Energy's resource plan is 'unfairly' skewed against solar and storage

Clean-energy advocates hope the decision will lead to less natural gas in Duke’s future power mix.

South Carolina says Duke Energy's resource plan is 'unfairly' skewed against solar and storage
Diablo Canyon
Jeff St. John

California just OK'd a massive new build-out of renewables and clean storage

A plan to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant with 11.5 GW of zero-carbon capacity — and no natural gas — will test the grid value of renewables and batteries.

California just OK'd a massive new build-out of renewables and clean storage
coal
Jeff St. John

Michigan utility plans to phase out coal ahead of schedule — but replace it with gas

Consumers Energy says closing coal plants by 2025 will help reach its goal of being 90% carbon-free by 2040. But the switch to natural gas is opposed by climate advocates.

Michigan utility plans to phase out coal ahead of schedule — but replace it with gas
Duke Energy
Jeff St. John

North Carolina energy bill pits clean energy advocates against Duke Energy's plans for new gas plants

New GOP legislation would boost solar but replace coal plants with natural gas and scuttle many of the Democratic governor's proposed reforms.

North Carolina energy bill pits clean energy advocates against Duke Energy's plans for new gas plants
rolling blackouts
Emma Foehringer Merchant

As blistering heat sets in, power grids in the Western US face a new round of challenges

In California and Texas, heat waves underscore challenges for electric grids under stress made more acute by climate change.

As blistering heat sets in, power grids in the Western US face a new round of challenges
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