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IEEFA Op-Ed: Now Is Not the Time to Roll Back Oversight of Puerto Rico’s Power Company

A Looming Threat to Independent Regulatory Oversight

Members of Congress have rightly expressed concern over Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s incessant campaign to steamroll the Puerto Rico Energy Commission, the progressive regulatory body that is seeking responsible modernization of the island’s backward electricity system. Just last week, the Puerto Rico Senate approved a bill that contains the governor’s most recent plan to […]

March 21, 2018 Read More →

IEEFA Update: Renewables and Grid Stability Go Hand in Hand and

IEEFA Update: Renewables and Grid Stability Go Hand in Hand

How Wind and Solar Enhance Energy Security

Opponents of renewable energy have sought to use the variability inherent in wind and solar electricity generation to campaign against the ongoing integration of such resources into the U.S. electric grid. Variability was the straw man, for instance, in U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s failed bid this past winter to secure Federal Energy Regulatory Commission […]

IEEFA Update: The Divestment Movement Gains Steam

A Fast-Growing Issue, Especially for the Coal Sector

Fossil fuel divestment took center stage during a good part of IEEFA’s annual conference last week in New York, with experts and government officials weighing in in detail on the burgeoning movement. Among them: Representatives from both the city and the state of New York, which operate some of the biggest pension funds in the […]

March 19, 2018 Read More →

IEEFA Update: A Growing Consensus on Transition

Electricity-Generation Markets Are Changing, and Not to Coal’s Benefit

The speakers changed at IEEFA’s annual conference this year, but the message remained the same: coal can no longer compete economically with either renewables or natural gas. Andrew Blumenfeld, head of market analytics with Doyle Trading Consultants, said this week during the IEEFA 2018 Finance Conference in New York that “even if power generators were […]

March 16, 2018 Read More →
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