Power plant carbon standards


What Would We Do With Cheap Energy Storage Batteries?

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

What would we do if cheap energy storage became a reality? We would put an end to carbon emissions from fossil fuel. The debate would be over. The missing pieces of the puzzle would be in hand.

This is something to contemplate. Read more >

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Three Reasons Carbon Reduction Is Easy In The Central U.S.

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

The debate over reliability and the costs of reducing carbon pollution comes to St. Louis with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) holding a technical conference on the electricity grid with the EPA carbon pollution rules. Folks looking at this debate should consider three reasons why the central U.S. has great opportunities to reduce carbon pollution: Read more >

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An Energy State in Transition: Pennsylvania Can Be a Renewable Energy Leader

, senior energy analyst

In many ways, the Keystone State is the epicenter of the energy transition underway in this country. Historically an important coal producer, Pennsylvania remains the fifth largest coal-producing state, accounting for 5 percent of the nation’s total coal production in 2013. And the state is on the front lines of the booming Marcellus shale gas production. But how far along is the state in transitioning to cleaner energy, and how much farther could it go in developing renewables? Read more >

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Debunking an Attack on Energy Efficiency and the Clean Power Plan: NERA Study Falsely Inflates Costs

, energy analyst

A recent study conducted by NERA Economic Consulting — funded in part by fossil fuel industry trade groups — falsely inflates the cost of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan by denying energy efficiency’s proven ability to save consumers money. Here’s what they got wrong, and why it matters. Read more >

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Clean or Dirty? Fighting Over the EPA Clean Power Plan Gets Messy

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

What should we think when two grid reliability authorities look at large-scale adoption of renewable energy and come to opposite conclusions? This isn’t pretty and we need to get to the bottom of it. Read more >

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