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IEEFA Research Brief: Coal in Decline, Blow by Blow

IEEFA Research Brief: Coal in Decline, Blow by Blow

Plant Closings and the Likely Effects on Specific Companies and Mines

We’ve published a research brief today that presents an expansive snapshot of a moving target: the decline in U.S. coal-fired generation nationally. As global energy markets continue to undergo rapid transformation, change has swept the U.S. as well. Our brief—“U.S. Coal Phase-out, Blow by Blow: Plant Closings and the Likely Corresponding Effect on Specific Companies […]

April 21, 2017 Read More →
Report- Dark Days Ahead: Financial Factors Cloud Future Profitability at Dominion’s Brayton Point

Report- Dark Days Ahead: Financial Factors Cloud Future Profitability at Dominion’s Brayton Point

Dark Days Ahead: Financial Factors Cloud Future Profitability at Dominion’s Brayton Point (pdf).      

March 1, 2013 Read More →

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‘Offshore wind ready to take off in the U.S.’

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): As of the end of 2017, European countries have installed a total of just under 16,000 MW of offshore wind. The United States has installed 30 MW. For a country that ranks second globally in onshore wind installations with roughly 89 GW, why is it that the US is so […]

August 7, 2018 Read More →

First U.S. utility scale offshore wind farm will cut Massachusetts customer bills by $1.4 billion

Bloomberg News: Massachusetts electricity users will save about $1.4 billion over 20 years from the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S. Avangrid Inc. and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, joint developers of the 800-megawatt project south of Martha’s Vineyard, expect to provide power and renewable energy credits for 6.5 cents a kilowatt-hour according to a […]

August 2, 2018 Read More →

Massachusetts, Rhode Island Bet Big on Offshore Wind

CommonWealth: The Baker administration placed a bold bet on the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind Wednesday, selecting one company to build an 800-megawatt wind farm off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard and working with Rhode Island to procure another 400 megawatts at another location in the same area. State officials said they hope […]

May 24, 2018 Read More →

Former Coal Plant Could Be Reborn as Offshore Wind Fabrication Facility

Southcoast Today: Turbine foundations will be built at Brayton Point in Somerset if Bay State Wind receives a Massachusetts contract for offshore wind, a company spokeswoman said Thursday. German steel maker EEW and Houston-based steel company Gulf Island Fabrication, which will provide foundations for the project, have selected the former Brayton Point [coal-fired] power plant […]

May 18, 2018 Read More →

Report Sees Economic Boon for Massachusetts in Offshore Wind

North American Windpower: According to a new report from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the deployment of Massachusetts’ required 1.6 GW of offshore wind is estimated to create between 2,270 and 3,170 job years during construction over the next 10 years, as well as generate $675 million-$800 million in direct economic output in Massachusetts. […]

April 27, 2018 Read More →

State Policy Sparks Emerging Massachusetts Wind Industry

InsideClimate News: As the U.S. enters the global offshore wind market in earnest, Massachusetts is a state to watch—on shore as well as off. In a few weeks, the state will announce which among three proposed offshore wind projects it wants to move ahead. No matter which are chosen, Massachusetts wins. That’s because more than […]

April 10, 2018 Read More →

Massachusetts Bill Would Have State 100% Reliant on Renewable-Generated Electricity by 2050

Associated Press: A group of Massachusetts lawmakers have unveiled a bill that aims to sharply increase the state’s use of renewable energy. The bill released Monday by the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change sets an overall goal of making the state 100 percent reliant on renewable energy by 2050. The measure works […]

February 13, 2018 Read More →

East Coast of U.S. Emerging Into a Hotbed for Offshore Wind

Scientific American/E&E news: Atlantic coast states might be protesting President Trump’s plan to expand offshore oil drilling, but they’re increasingly embracing a different kind of seaborne energy: wind. States bordering the outer continental shelf are looking for carbon-free electricity, even as the Trump administration rolls back rules requiring it. Last week, New Jersey Gov. Phil […]

February 6, 2018 Read More →

Rush of Offshore Wind-Development in Massachusetts

Associated Press: Offshore wind farm developers are submitting proposals for large-scale operations off Massachusetts. Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski says his company will submit two proposals by Wednesday’s deadline for firms seeking to supply at least 400 megawatts of offshore wind energy to Massachusetts power companies. One plan calls for about 25 turbines generating 200 […]

December 20, 2017 Read More →

Advances in Electricity-Storage Technology

Utility Dive: 2017 could go down as the year regulated utilities took the lead in energy storage. Several of the most notable energy storage projects this year were done by or for regulated utilities. And that momentum will likely carry into 2018 as well, Tim Gretjak, an analyst at Lux Research, told Utility Dive. In […]

November 29, 2017 Read More →