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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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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 →

Wisconsin City Aims for 100% Renewables

Midwest Energy News: Madison, Wisconsin committed to getting 100 percent of its energy from clean, renewable sources in a resolution passed unanimously by the City Council on Tuesday. It became the 24th city to make such a promise, according to a tally by the Sierra Club, which has a “Ready for 100” nationwide campaign. Madison’s […]

March 24, 2017 Read More →

Grass-Roots Pressure Cited in Movement on Wisconsin Utility’s Wind Farm Project

Midwest Energy News: Advocates who have been pressuring a Wisconsin utility to adopt more clean energy are applauding the recent announcement of a new wind project in Iowa. Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) said last week that it plans to build a 66 MW wind farm in Howard County, Iowa, 200 miles west of Madison. […]

March 1, 2017 Read More →

Op-Ed: Ohio Governor’s Embrace of Renewables Can Be Replicated in Wisconsin

Josh Zepnick for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ohio Gov. John Kasich recently vetoed a bill that would have made statewide renewable and energy efficiency standards in Ohio voluntary for the next two years. Kasich understands that businesses that are the future of Ohio are committed to renewable energy. It is better for all sectors of […]

February 16, 2017 Read More →

In Upper Midwest Wind Expansion, Xcel Sees a Plentitude of Suppliers

Ian Campbell for SNL: There are more than 7,400 MW of existing uncontracted wind projects in development in the Upper Midwest, providing a competitive backdrop for a recent solicitation issued by Xcel Energy Inc.. Xcel Energy is seeking proposals for up to 1,500 MW of wind energy from projects located in Michigan, North Dakota, South […]

September 30, 2016 Read More →
IEEFA Update (Corrected): Wind in the Wires, and More on the Way

IEEFA Update (Corrected): Wind in the Wires, and More on the Way

30 States Have Projects Under Construction or in Advanced Development

Wind power is a rapidly growing source of electricity in the U.S., doubling its share of generation in just five years, to 4.9 percent in 2015. The declining cost of wind power, along with cheap natural gas, has put tremendous financial pressure on both coal-fired and nuclear power plants, and is changing the mix of fuels […]

September 16, 2016 Read More →

Op-ed: Renewables Will Help Drive Wisconsin’s 21st-Century Economy

Tyler Heubner for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: In a recent opinion piece, Timothy Considine and Brett Healey tried to portray renewable energy as expensive for Wisconsin (“Admirable but expensive goals,” Opinions, Aug. 15). Their conclusion is incorrect, and out of step with a 21st century economic growth plan. But don’t take my word for it. Actions […]

September 16, 2016 Read More →

Editorial: Wisconsin Rues the Day It Allowed High-Priced Coal-Fired Power Expansion at Oak Creek

From the Racine (Wisc.) Journal Times: Here’s the segment of our May 5, 2003 editorial which is especially galling today: “the state Department of Natural Resources and Public Service Commission issued a draft environmental impact statement that concluded the proposed three coal plants could hurt the region’s air quality, wouldn’t protect consumers against construction cost […]

August 25, 2016 Read More →

Editorial: Wisconsin’s Governor Wants to Waste Taxpayer Money Fighting Clean Energy

From the (Milwaukee) Wisconsin Gazette: There’s a proposed item in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget that would waste $250,000 to have the Public Service Commission study the health effects of wind turbines. His transparent intention is to continue stalling on Wisconsin’s development of this renewable energy source, which is opposed by the real-estate sector and producers […]

March 3, 2016 Read More →

Death of Keystone Kindles a Similar Campaign in Wisconsin

Lisa Song for InsideClimate News: In the wake of the Keystone XL decision, environmental activists are seizing the momentum by calling for the cancellation of another tar sands pipeline that has remained largely below the radar. Local and national groups urged the Obama administration to reject Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper pipeline expansion. The pipeline has a […]

November 24, 2015 Read More →