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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 […]

IEEFA U.S.: Investors in gas-fired projects in largest regional power system face substantial risks

IEEFA U.S.: Investors in gas-fired projects in largest regional power system face substantial risks

Eleven PJM projects under development may fail to prove financially viable

October 5, 2020 (IEEFA) — The landscape for developers of natural gas-fired power plants in the nation’s largest regional power system has shifted dramatically over the last decade, according to a joint study by the Applied Economics Clinic and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland (PJM) system coordinates the flow […]

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Avangrid solar rollbacks in Maine spill over into N.M. merger fight

Associated Press: New Mexico customers are sounding the alarm over a proposed multibillion-dollar merger of the state’s largest electric utility provider with a U.S. subsidiary of Spanish energy giant Iberdrola, citing a sordid track record of reliability and customer service. They voiced their concerns during a virtual hearing Monday as state regulators prepare to hear […]

August 10, 2021 Read More →

Avangrid-NextEra squabble threatens Massachusetts climate goals

MassLive: The dispute is over a 145-mile transmission line, which would cost nearly $1 billion and is being financed by Massachusetts electric ratepayers, which would eventually bring hydropower from Canada to Massachusetts. The two energy companies, NextEra Energy and Avangrid rival complaints are risking the state’s ability to comply with its new climate law signed […]

July 23, 2021 Read More →

Maine blocks offshore wind in state waters but encourages federal sites

The Hill: New offshore wind projects will be prohibited from Maine state waters reserved for recreation and fishing under a new measure signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Janet Mills (D).   The bill was prompted by concerns from members of the commercial fishing industry on how they will be impacted by the state’s investment in […]

July 9, 2021 Read More →

Maine becomes first U.S. state to divest pension from fossil fuels

Natural Gas Intelligence: Maine will no longer invest in companies with big oil and gas portfolios, making it the first state in the country to divest from the fossil fuel industry. Gov. Janet Mills last week signed into law a bill forbidding any state pension fund or annuity from making new investments in stocks or […]

June 22, 2021 Read More →

US cheap offshore wind power could migrate to Canada power grid

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): A flood of cheap power generated by planned U.S. offshore wind projects could find its way onto Canada’s power grid, reversing a long-standing trend of mostly one-way trade that sees massive exports of Canadian hydropower to the U.S. The Biden administration’s recent approval of the first major wind farm off […]

June 2, 2021 Read More →

NextEra battling clean energy competition from Canada hydropower

Bloomberg ($): A major new transmission line intended to pipe carbon-free hydropower from Canada into the U.S. Northeast has met a powerful opponent: the world’s largest provider of renewable energy. The 145-mile (233-kilometer), nearly $1 billion transmission line, known as New England Clean Energy Connect, broke ground in February after nearly three years of review […]

May 21, 2021 Read More →

Danish developer expanding into U.S. with 300MW solar project in Texas

PV Tech: Danish renewables developer European Energy is expanding its operations into the US market, announcing plans for a 300MW solar project in Texas. The company is buying 1,276 acres of land southwest of Dallas that was previously used for oil and gas extraction. Construction of the plant will begin in the first half of […]

April 1, 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 […]

Battery storage notches big win in latest New England capacity auction

Greentech Media: Battery plants have established themselves in the sunny Southwest, but this week was the first time they won big in New England. San Francisco-based developer Plus Power won two bids in the latest capacity auction held by the New England ISO, which operates the transmission grid and competitive power markets in six Northeastern […]

February 12, 2021 Read More →

Analysis shows rooftop solar saved New England ratepayers $1.1 billion from 2014-2019

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): A new report analyzing ISO New England data concluded that behind-the-meter solar produced over 8,600 GWh of electricity across the grid operator’s territory from 2014 to 2019, reducing wholesale energy market costs in the region by $1.1 billion. In addition to $317 million in load-impact benefits, that figure includes $743 […]

December 9, 2020 Read More →