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IEEFA U.S.: Idaho Power IRP should be required reading for Wyoming regulators, politicians
Idaho Power’s latest revision of its 2019 integrated resource plan (IRP) charts the utility’s direction through 2040 but is likely to have the greatest impact in neighboring Wyoming in the next year or two.
November 04, 2020
Dennis Wamsted
IEEFA op-ed: Glenrock’s CO2 capture facility hopes are based on wishful thinking
… to invest in a carbon dioxide (CO2) capture facility at PacifiCorp’s Dave Johnston Unit 4 coal plant in Converse …
August 26, 2020
Dennis Wamsted, David Schlissel
IEEFA update: Renewable energy could leave USD20 trillion of fossil fuel assets …
The vast disruptive power of technology in the energy markets, particularly renewable energy plus batteries, will leave up to USD20 trillion of conventional energy assets stranded uselessly in its wake within 30 years …
March 05, 2020
Tim Buckley
IEEFA U.S.: Wyoming legislative push for carbon-capture subsidy would cost state ratepayers for years to come
In making a pitch for a multi-billion-dollar ratepayer-funded bailout of the state’s coal industry, Wyoming legislators are avoiding the hard truth of market realities all around them and asking rank-and-file electric customers to foot the…
February 21, 2020
Dennis Wamsted, Karl Cates
IEEFA U.S.: Wind farms are forever
When the Lake Benton II wind farm in southwestern Minnesota was taken offline this past October after 20 years of service, the shutdown made news for its novelty. Wind farms are being built these days, not closed, and Lake Benton II was…
January 23, 2020
Karl Cates
IEEFA update: Data shows U.S. shift away from coal-fired generation is intensifying
New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates that the shift away from coal-fired power generation has accelerated this year in the United States. In August, utilities generated 18 percent less power from coal than in…
November 05, 2019
Seth Feaster
IEEFA U.S.: PacifiCorp’s transition to renewables and battery storage sets a new industry pace
… capacity in its transition away from coal will reshape electricity markets across the West over the next 10 …
October 10, 2019
Dennis Wamsted
IEEFA U.S.: Solar-plus-storage is undermining the economics of existing coal-fired generation
May 16, 2019
Dennis Wamsted
IEEFA U.S.: Cloud Peak bankruptcy reflects the coal industry’s slippery slope
… and restructuring across the coal sector, Cloud Peak Energy, the fourth-largest U.S. coal mining company in 2018, …
May 14, 2019
Seth Feaster, Karl Cates
IEEFA U.S.: Post-coal cleanup could be a job-creating lifeline for Colstrip, similar communities
A federal court ruling last week will likely result in stricter standards for wastewater released by coal plants and is just the latest reminder of the workforce requirements that will be an offshoot of the massive cleanup still to come…
April 18, 2019
Karl Cates, Seth Feaster
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