Category Archives: Press

Never mind FERC, we are building the grid of the future

“As feds focus on baseload, grid modernization is sweeping the country” according to Herman Trabish’s feature story in today’s Utility Dive. “Fifty States of Grid Modernization,” a 2017 policy update from the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center reports on a … Continue reading

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Social cost of carbon used by States in energy decisions

According to Peter Fairley, August 14, 2017, in Inside Climate News,                   “The climate metric, maligned by the Trump administration, helps build the cost of future climate harms into state electricity plans and … Continue reading

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Clean, dynamic, and distributed

The headline of a June 26, 2017 article in Bloomberg New Energy Finance  “Energy to 2040: Faster shift to clean, dynamic, distributed.” Seth Henbest’s analysis of the BNEF’s New Energy Outlook 2017 summarizes the “changing economics of energy generation” with these … Continue reading

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Top economists on carbon price and decarbonization

An article from June 12 in Inside Climate News, says that “top economists,” led by Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, report that the current average low price on carbon (less than $10 a ton) worldwide, will not achieve the transition to low … Continue reading

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Climate change is a market failure

In a February 14, 2017  post, Carbon Brief blog says “Climate change is a classic market failure. The costs of burning CO2 are borne by society at large, but the benefits accrue to those burning fossil fuels.”  The Social Costs of Carbon … Continue reading

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Exxon’s write-down

On February 24,  the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis posted on ieefa.org  about the recent announcement by ExxonMobil to its shareholders that at the end of 2016, it  has 19% “fewer proven and probable oil reserves.” This is a … Continue reading

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Producers see oil demand peaking

This  Wall Street Journal article from November, 2016, reports on the trend of global oil producers beginning to acknowledge the inevitability of a shift from oil-based fuels to natural gas and renewables.  

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