Transmission Value in 2023

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2024 16:57:21 +0000

Market Data Shows the Value of Transmission Remained High in Certain Locations Despite Overall Low Wholesale Electricity Prices In 2023 additional electricity transmission would have provided the most value for links that crossed between grid interconnection regions in the United States or crossed between system operator regions within the same … [continued]

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US Election 2024: Electrical Generation Decarbonization Report Card

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2024 13:45:07 +0000

The reality of the United States’ actual trajectory on electrical generation belies the rhetoric of both Biden and Trump. As noted four years ago, Trump’s administration was against renewables, especially wind energy. The Department of Energy under Perry crafted a report calling for more coal generation, a report which excluded … [continued]

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Improved EV Credits Makes the Switch Even Easier for US Drivers

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2024 18:30:19 +0000

To avoid the worst impacts of climate change we need to switch from gasoline and diesel to electric vehicles powered by clean electricity as soon as possible. While driving an electric vehicle (EV) can save drivers on fuel and maintenance, the upfront cost of electric cars and trucks can be … [continued]

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3 Oil Companies & 3 Polluting Carmakers Among Top 10 Recipients of Green Funds! WTH?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2024 19:47:54 +0000

Well, this was a shocker. I just saw word from Transport & Environment thanks to one of our news aggregators here that three “polluting carmakers” were among the 10 companies to receive the most European Union “green funds” investments. But even more shocking than that, another three of the top … [continued]

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What You Need to Know About Advanced Clean Fleets: Funding, Flexibility, & FAQs

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2024 14:41:02 +0000

It’s been just over a year since the California Air Resources Board unanimously adopted the Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) Rule, which requires the largest commercial and public fleets operating in the state to gradually transition to zero-emission trucks and buses over the next two decades. By accelerating the adoption of zero-emission … [continued]

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Exploring Wholesale Energy Price Trends: The Renewables & Wholesale Electricity Prices (ReWEP) Tool, Version 2024.1

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 23:23:47 +0000

The Renewables and Wholesale Electricity Prices (ReWEP) visualization tool from Berkeley Lab has been updated with nodal electricity pricing and wind and solar generation data through the end of 2023: https://emp.lbl.gov/renewables-and-wholesale-electricity-prices-rewep. ReWEP users can explore trends in wholesale electricity prices and their relationship to wind and solar generation. ReWEP includes … [continued]

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Big Banks Take Part In A Climate Scenario Exercise — The Results Are Unsettling

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 19:32:31 +0000

The US Federal Reserve just released the results of a pilot climate scenario analysis (CSA) exercise they conducted in 2023 to learn about big banks and their climate risk-management practices and challenges. The goal was to highlight the measures that large banking organizations and supervisors will increasingly need to take … [continued]

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The True Cost: Deploying Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Nationwide

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 15 May 2024 05:12:04 +0000

When President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021, he announced a goal to install 500,000 new electric vehicle chargers across the nation by 2030. The Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office has tasked the experts at Idaho National Laboratory to answer big questions surrounding this goal. One of … [continued]

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FERC Takes on Long-Term Planning with Historic Transmission Rule

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Wed, 15 May 2024 00:52:26 +0000

FERC acted today to ensure the transmission grid can meet the nation’s growing demand for reliable electricity with a new rule that outlines how to plan and pay for facilities that regions of the country will need to keep the lights on and power the American economy through the 21st … [continued]

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Automakers Continue To Lobby For Global Heating, Against EVs

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 14 May 2024 21:11:20 +0000

We’ve turned a big corner when it comes to electrification of the auto industry. Just 5–10 years ago, automakers were largely laughing at electric cars, slow-walking the transition, and had modest electrification plans. That changed with the anticipation for and arrival of the Tesla Model 3, EU regulations requiring than … [continued]

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