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Bill finally drops!

A bipartisan bill putting a national price on carbon emissions and returning the revenue to the public every month was introduced in the House this week by five Representatives, three Democrat and two Republican. Now we have a bill to … Continue reading

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Accounting for externalities

Hal Benton reported in The Seattle Times on May 9, 2018, that state regulators had “stepped up their climate activism” by asking power utilities in the Washington to assign or increase a carbon price “for planning purposes” on their fossil … Continue reading

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“The Great Debate” for regulatory utility commissioners

Want to influence the adoption of renewable energy in Montana?  Do you care what principals guide our Public Service Commissioners?  For a start, take a look at the agenda of the The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) annual … Continue reading

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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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