Plus, California's gas fixation threatens its ambitious climate goals.
Decarbonization advocates are fighting ratepayer subsidies that incentivize the growth of an increasingly obsolete gas system.
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.
Clean-energy advocates hope the decision will lead to less natural gas in Duke’s future power mix.
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.
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.
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.
In California and Texas, heat waves underscore challenges for electric grids under stress made more acute by climate change.
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.