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IEEFA U.S.: Energy transition to renewables likely to accelerate over next two to three years

IEEFA U.S.: Energy transition to renewables likely to accelerate over next two to three years

Coal, gas set to become biggest losers as renewable generation climbs quickly

March 31, 2021 (IEEFA) — The speed and scope of the energy transition to renewables will pick up pace over the next two to three years, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis’ U.S. Power Sector Outlook 2021. Solar and battery storage adoption is enjoying almost exponential growth, and wind and solar […]

Corporate Strategy at D.C. Ratepayer Expense: Exelon’s Proposed Acquisition of Pepco Holdings

Corporate Strategy at D.C. Ratepayer Expense: Exelon’s Proposed Acquisition of Pepco Holdings

We’re releasing a new report today that explains how Exelon Corp.’s proposed $6.8 billion acquisition of Pepco Holdings would hurt ratepayers in Washington, D.C. Our report, “Exelon’s Proposed Acquisition of Pepco: Corporate Strategy at Ratepayer Expense,” is posted here. Here’s a snapshot: The deal, if it goes through, would expose customers to rate increases aimed at […]

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New Illinois clean energy legislation sets 2045 retirement date for Prairie State coal plant

Source ($): S&P Global Market Intelligence Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law sweeping energy legislation Sept. 15 that includes financial support for the state’s nuclear plants and provides incentives to transition the state to cleaner energy. The Illinois Senate voted 37-17 on Sept. 13 to approve an amended version of S.B. 2408, a massive […]

September 16, 2021 Read More →

Illinois Legislature mulls Byron bailout, renewables-friendly measure

E&E News ($): A yearslong drama over the future of Illinois’ energy mix and climate policy may be entering the final act, if not the final scene. Chicago-based Exelon Corp. has set Monday as the day it pulls the plug on the Byron nuclear plant in northern Illinois — one of the nation’s largest — […]

September 7, 2021 Read More →

Illinois solar installations drop as state incentives fall victim to standoff

Chicago Sun-Times: The number of home solar panel installations in Illinois has plummeted as state consumer incentives dried up amid a standoff in Springfield that’s seen lawmakers unable to agree on major energy legislation. After a state incentive program ran out of money late last year, just 313 small rooftop solar projects were completed statewide […]

August 24, 2021 Read More →

Exelon announces net-zero goal by 2050, plans to shut down reactors

E&E News ($): Exelon Corp. has become the latest electricity company to set a net-zero carbon goal for its utilities, but the path could be challenging if it follows through with closing four major nuclear plants in its home state of Illinois. The energy giant’s Exelon Utilities subsidiary announced its “Path to Clean” goal yesterday […]

August 9, 2021 Read More →

Illinois governor pitches coal phaseout by 2030, natural gas by 2045

E&E News ($): Illinois’ Democratic governor is out with a sprawling set of proposals to move the state to 100% clean energy by midcentury while ushering in labor and ethics reforms aimed at ensuring that the benefits of the transition from fossil fuels are shared equitably. Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “Consumers and Climate First Act,” introduced […]

April 30, 2021 Read More →

Solar, wind replacing nuclear, according to 2021 U.S. power plans

S&P Global Market Intelligence: Nearly one-third of the power generation resources planned to come into service in the U.S. in 2021 is located in the Electric Reliability Council Of Texas Inc. market, according to an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis. Overall, 63,667 MW of new resources are projected to come into service, while 10,693 MW […]

April 27, 2021 Read More →

Pembina announces Jordan Cove LNG, Pacific Connector pause

S&P Global Platts ($): Canada’s Pembina has told a US appeals court it is pausing development of its proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal in Oregon and affiliated Pacific Connector feedgas pipeline to assess the impact of recent regulatory decisions that could threaten the future of the project. The April 22 court filing came in […]

April 26, 2021 Read More →

Group of U.S. utilities backs proposal to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2030

Reuters: A group of U.S. electricity companies wrote to President Joe Biden this week saying it will work with his administration and Congress to design a broad set of policies to reach a near-term goal of slashing the sector’s carbon emissions by 2030. Washington should implement policies, including a clean energy standard, or CES, to […]

April 19, 2021 Read More →
IEEFA U.S.: Energy transition to renewables likely to accelerate over next two to three years
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IEEFA U.S.: Energy transition to renewables likely to accelerate over next two to three years

Coal, gas set to become biggest losers as renewable generation climbs quickly

March 31, 2021 (IEEFA) — The speed and scope of the energy transition to renewables will pick up pace over the next two to three years, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis’ U.S. Power Sector Outlook 2021. Solar and battery storage adoption is enjoying almost exponential growth, and wind and solar […]

Annova cancels planned LNG export terminal in South Texas

Platts ($): Exelon Corp.-backed Annova LNG has scrapped development of a proposed 6.5 million-tonnes-per-year natural gas export facility in South Texas, the operator said in a March 22 statement. The operator, in response to questions from S&P Global Platts, said the decision was the result of “changes in the global LNG market.” The decision to […]

March 23, 2021 Read More →