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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 →

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Op-Ed: Politicians Against the Sun

CNBC: Politicians influenced by fossil fuel and utility companies are working feverishly to stifle renewable energy growth. In 2015, Nevada lawmakers passed a bill that allowed utilities to charge rooftop solar customers extra. The state’s solar industry was effectively frozen as a result. Within a month three major solar companies, SolarCity, Sunrun and Vivint, announced […]

September 19, 2017 Read More →

Solar Energy Progress in Nevada May Be a Harbinger for Other States

High Country News: Near the end of 2005, Louise Helton had one of those life-changing moments that usually only happen in Hollywood movies. Friends had invited her to join Nevada movers and shakers in an ostentatiously decorated Las Vegas casino ballroom to hear former President Bill Clinton speak. He challenged the audience to diversify the […]

August 21, 2017 Read More →

Op Ed: ‘Lessons from Nevada’s Rooftop Solar Victory: Consumer Demand and Collaboration’

Anne Hoskins in Utility Dive: The following viewpoint is from Anne Hoskins, the current Chief Policy Officer for Sunrun and a former Commissioner on the Maryland Public Service Commission. After nearly two years of controversy and uncertainty, Nevada’s legislators and Governor achieved the inevitable. Consumers unequivocally demanded access to rooftop solar, and the legislature responded […]

July 7, 2017 Read More →

Entrenched Downturn in Southwestern Coal Industry

SNL: Coal production and jobs in the southwestern United States have declined precipitously over the past five years as the industry has dealt with numerous setbacks. Mines in the Uinta Basin and the Four Corners area and other mines in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California have suffered from toughened state regulations and […]

June 15, 2017 Read More →

Idaho Power Company Will Close a Coal Plant Ahead of Schedule

Idaho Mountain News: To address the relatively high cost of coal-fired electricity, Idaho Power Co. intends to shutter one of three coal plants in its portfolio earlier than scheduled, according to a settlement deal reached Wednesday. Idaho Power jointly owns the North Valmy Generating Station in Nevada, which its splits with NV Energy on a […]

May 5, 2017 Read More →
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 →

Case for Closure of Nevada Coal Plant Turns on Economics

Associated Press: Lawyers who’ve preached against the environmental evils of coal-burning power plants for decades are trying to force the closure of the last significant one in renewable energy-rich Nevada with arguments based on a different sort of green: money. “It used to be that we had to come in and say closing these plants […]

March 20, 2017 Read More →

Nevada Coal Plant Closes

Las Vegas Review Journal: One of Southern Nevada’s oldest and most controversial power plants has ceased operation after burning through its stockpile of coal. The Reid Gardner Generating Station, 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, switched off its final unit over the weekend after more than 50 years of operation. During a media event Thursday, […]

March 17, 2017 Read More →

Nevada Bill Highlighting Economic Benefits Proposes 50% Renewables Portfolio by 2040

From the Northern Nevada Business Weekly: Nevada business owners said legislation introduced Monday night by in the Nevada Legislature would set the state up to become a regional and national clean energy leader. A bill introduced by Assemblyman Chris Brooks of Las Vegas would promote the state’s renewable energy economy and put more Nevadans to […]

February 16, 2017 Read More →

U.S. Mountain States Are Shifting from Coal to Gas and Renewables

Tom DiChristopher for CNBC: The U.S. Mountain States are moving away from coal, even as President-elect Donald Trump vows to revive the embattled industry. Western states — a stronghold for coal consumption — are increasingly using natural gas and renewable energy for their electricity. The switch puts pressure on miners in Wyoming, the country’s biggest […]

December 22, 2016 Read More →