Renewables demand a revamp of power market rules

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““RTOs are going to have to recognize the inevitability that wind and solar are going to continue to grow on their grids,” said Gallagher. “We know that these resources are coming, we know what kinds of characteristics and capabilities they have now, and there’s some data to prove it. Now we have to work with…

How the 2008 financial meltdown shaped clean energy

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“Ten years ago this week, stock markets around the world cratered as fears grew that the global economy was headed into a deep, dark recession. Alan Greenspan called it “a once-in-a-century credit tsunami.” The drama was high in energy. Oil prices collapsed. Carbon prices cratered. Capital dried up. The burgeoning renewables sector looked like it…

How Ohio can capture $25 billion worth of clean energy growth

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“Ohio risks missing out on roughly $25 billion in investments and 20,000 new jobs over the next two decades if state officials don’t take steps soon to expand clean energy, according to a new analysis. The report details nine steps state leaders could take to capture new clean energy jobs and investments. They include new…

California invests in “by location” distributed energy resources

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“California is leading the nation with several pilot projects to reward more rooftop solar energy generators and other distributed energy resources in specific locations as an alternative to utilities’ needs to invest in upgrading their electricity generation networks. This use of Locational Net Benefit Analysis (LNBA) can foster the growth of hundreds of megawatts of…

Climate Tech Finance Opportunities for Local Governments – Dec 4

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Join a webinar to learn about BAAQMD’s new Technology Implementation Office (TIO) and the financing tools being offered to local governments. TIO is catalyzing innovation to combat climate change by incentivizing disruptive, low‐cost technologies that reduce GHG emissions for mobile and stationary sources. Lucian Go of TIO will present on the Climate Tech Finance program,…

Customer Focused and Clean: Power Markets for the Future

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This report focuses on the wholesale power markets and system operations aspects of the electric industry, with particular focus on the Mid-Atlantic (“PJM”) and Midwest (“MISO”) regions. Two-thirds of the electricity in America passes through centralized wholesale electric markets, serving much of the nation’s economy and population. Those market rules and practices are developed by…
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