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wind power

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
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
carbon emissions
Jeff St. John

US now ‘halfway to zero’ on electricity-sector carbon emissions

An LBNL report highlights the technology and economic changes that broke through pessimistic forecasts — and the challenges of cutting the rest of the power sector’s carbon footprint.

US now ‘halfway to zero’ on electricity-sector carbon emissions
renewable energy
Jeff St. John

How cities and counties can grow their clean energy profiles

Local governments set records for clean energy procurement last year. A joint RMI-WRI report outlines numerous pathways to boost that growth.

How cities and counties can grow their clean energy profiles
Diablo Canyon
Jeff St. John

California tees up 7.5GW procurement to replace Diablo Canyon. Is it enough?

Can solar and batteries, geothermal power and long-duration energy storage replace the state’s last nuclear plant by mid-decade without increasing carbon emissions?

California tees up 7.5GW procurement to replace Diablo Canyon. Is it enough?