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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 →

More News and Commentary

New rules should benefit solar-plus-storage development in Massachusetts

Utility Dive: The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued two orders on Friday, to specify net metering for solar-plus-storage facilities and the capacity ownership rights of such projects. “Both of those clarifications were absolutely necessary,” Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Judith Judson said on a Feb. 4 call with reporters. DOER worked with […]

February 6, 2019 Read More →

Massachusetts looking to double offshore wind capacity

RTO Insider: Massachusetts is seeking to broaden its already ambitious goals for procuring clean energy and reducing emissions, state officials said last week. Topping the agenda: The state wants to solicit an additional 1,600 MW of offshore wind energy even as it is barely halfway through a procurement process for the same volume as authorized […]

January 15, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA U.S.: A sea change in American offshore wind
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IEEFA U.S.: A sea change in American offshore wind

Up and down the East Coast, initiatives to develop a massive and largely untapped market

The big lease sales ($405 million) last month in coastal waters off Massachusetts for three federally owned tracts that didn’t sell at an auction in 2015 signal a sea change in how U.S. offshore wind generation potential is now perceived. The winners of that auction, who emerged after 32 rounds of bidding over two days, […]

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U.S. offshore wind auction blows past previous record

Greentech Media: A record-breaking auction buoyed the U.S. offshore wind industry last Friday when a “bidding bonanza” for three lease areas offshore Massachusetts yielded $405 million in winning bids. After 32 rounds of bidding spread across two days, provisional winners were announced for lease areas covering 390,000 acres in federal waters located south of both […]

December 17, 2018 Read More →

Former Massachusetts coal plant being redeveloped as offshore wind support site

North American Windpower: With the U.S.’ emerging offshore wind industry in mind, the Brayton Point Power Station site in Somerset, Mass., will be rebranded as Brayton Point Commerce Center. Once the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, the former Brayton Point Power Station will become a logistics port, manufacturing hub and support center for […]

November 13, 2018 Read More →

Massachusetts moves ahead with 1,600MW PV incentive plan

MASS Live: State officials today announced the imminent launch of SMART — a long-awaited solar incentive program designed to add 1,600 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity to the Massachusetts energy portfolio. Following two years of planning and negotiation, the Department of Public Utilities on Wednesday approved provisions of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target. The DPU order […]

September 27, 2018 Read More →

ENGIE completes Massachusetts’ largest storage project

Platts: One of first states to enact an energy storage target, Massachusetts, received its largest utility-scale energy storage system Tuesday when ENGIE and Holyoke Gas & Electric launched a 3 MW/6 MWh system connected to a solar farm near Boston. Located adjacent to the former 136-MW Mt. Tom oil- and coal-fired power plant 90 miles […]

September 26, 2018 Read More →

‘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 →