NASEM’s report recommends that the U.S. double government spending on energy research to keep pace with the need for new grid technologies and other nations.
Shareholders may ultimately turn their backs on natural gas, but private owners will keep delivering that fuel, according to a panel of investment bankers.
The process is based on six steps triggered by certain events and could potentially lead to the commission reviewing — and possibly revoking — PG&E’s operational certification down the road.
Gas-electric coordination, the Texas wholesale market, communication protocols and regulatory authority all came under fire during the state’s first hearing on the blackouts that left millions without power last week.
Federal funding for grid modernization and decarbonization is the way to ensure events like the Texas blackouts don’t happen again.
The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to confirm former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of the Department of Energy, kicking off the administration’s grand plans to shift the country toward decarbonization while boosting the economy.
After the vote, Granholm tweeted what has become a common refrain for her nomination: “I’m…
A strong clean energy standard is among the most vital policy steps needed to push the United States toward an entirely decarbonized economy, according to new emissions modeling from clean energy research organization Energy Innovation.
The analysis suggests President Joe Biden’s plan to move the country to carbon-free electricity must play a key role in…
The postal service says the procurement allows for flexibility, and hinted at the ability to “retrofit” some vehicles. But electric vehicle advocates say “this will lock USPS into an outdated technology for many years.”
Current policies reinforce an anachronistic approach that fails to spur the regional projects needed to decarbonize the power sector and mitigate extreme weather impacts, writes Harvard Electricity Law Initiative’s Ari Peskoe.
“Effectively, what we’re doing is imposing a very, very regressive tax on electricity consumption in order to pay for many programs and infrastructure,” Severin Borenstein, faculty director of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business’ Energy Institute, said.
At the highest point, about 48.6% of the grid operator’s power generation — 52,277 MW out of 107,514 MW in installed capacity — was forced offline due to the extreme weather conditions.