Energy Market Commentary // renewables

Coal Retirements and Renewables Face Off

April 10, 2019 |
Since 2008, coal plant retirements have totaled 81 GW across 696 units at 360 plants.  Those retirements were driven by a combination of factors including competition from natural gas and renewables, as well as federal emission regulation. Coal plant...
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Cap and Trade Works!…Or Does It?

February 12, 2019 |
Last week, climate change took center stage when the “Green New Deal” was promoted in Washington DC. The Green New Deal, though, is not the only new proposal on the table. Initiatives across the US are being proposed to...
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The Great Renewables Divide

September 25, 2018 |
Coal-fired power generation is on the decline. Hard to argue with that. The EIA recently published an article pointing out that coal generation is still the most predominant form of generation in 18 states. While this is true, coal’s...
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Gas Demand in Command This Summer?

April 3, 2018 |
Even though it may not feel like it in the Northeast, spring is in full swing and summer is right around the corner. That means the flowers are blooming, my allergies are starting to act up, and the shift...
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