Renewable energy


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It’s Time For Transparency in the Electric Grid

, Senior energy analyst

Regional cooperation to meet energy demand requires transparency and openness now as public, leaders, and utility-industry members meet the challenge of climate and decarbonize energy. Read more >

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ELCC Explained: the Critical Renewable Energy Concept You’ve Never Heard Of

, Energy analyst

To completely transition away from fossil fuels, we’ll need to replace not only the energy from fossil-fueled plants, but the capacity and grid reliability contributions as well. However, it’s actually pretty tricky to determine the extent to which renewable capacity ensures grid reliability. This has grid operators across the nation asking, “To what extent can we count on renewables to ensure grid reliability by preventing electricity shortfalls? And what is the best methodology to answer that question?” Great questions. This blog has answers. Read more >

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Michigan Governor Whitmer’s Big Step Forward on Climate Leadership

, lead Midwest energy analyst

Yesterday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a broad set of actions called the MI Healthy Climate Plan to help move the state toward a healthier and more prosperous future.
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Bribery and Corruption at Utilities Cost Them–and Us–Big

, Senior energy analyst

Efforts to shield fossil-fired suppliers from the effect of state policies and competition from other resources results in additional customer costs and increased climate damage. Read more >

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Is Your Minnesota Electric Cooperative Still Losing Money on Coal Power?

, lead Midwest energy analyst

UCS recently released a new analysis on the costly effects of how electric utilities operate their coal-fired power plants.

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