Category Archives: Resources

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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Reliability of the grid

The National Academies Press  just published “Enhancing the resilience of the nation’s electricity system.” Electric power transmission and distribution reliability are critical to our “safety, productivity, comfort, and convenience.”  The electric power system has vulnerabilities that we would do well to … 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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“From Risk to Return”

This report is about the benefits of  Investing in a Clean Energy Economy. “Economic risks of unmitigated climate change to American businesses and long-term investors are large and unacceptable.”  This was the finding of the Risky Business Project, in their  initial … Continue reading

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