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When Will Electricity Companies Finally Quit Natural Gas?

On Nov 12, 2020
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RT @JesseJenkins: In @nytopinion, @JustinHGillis & @oboylemm argue it is time for U.S. electric utilities to stop investing in new natural gas-fired power plants. https://t.co/CyNLULsJ2N They're right (with a few exceptions). Here's why...
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Wind and solar are better bets for investors and the planet.

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On Nov 12, 2020
@tylerhnorris shared
RT @JesseJenkins: In @nytopinion, @JustinHGillis & @oboylemm argue it is time for U.S. electric utilities to stop investing in new natural gas-fired power plants. https://t.co/CyNLULsJ2N They're right (with a few exceptions). Here's why...
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When Will Electricity Companies Finally Quit Natural Gas?

When Will Electricity Companies Finally Quit Natural Gas?

Wind and solar are better bets for investors and the planet.

Utility Carbon Targets Reflect Decarbonization Slowdown In Crucial Next Decade

Utility Carbon Targets Reflect Decarbonization Slowdown In Crucial Next Decade

Utilities plan to slowdown their efforts to reduce carbon emissions, threatening the ability for the U.S. to respond to the climate crisis at the speed that scientists say is necessary to ...

Two US electric utilities have promised to go 100% carbon-free—and admit it’s cheaper

Two US electric utilities have promised to go 100% carbon-free—and admit it’s cheaper

Platte River Power Authority said it was just an admission of economic realities, not a political statement.

To Rid The Grid Of Coal, The Southeast U.S. Needs A Competitive Wholesale Electricity Market

To Rid The Grid Of Coal, The Southeast U.S. Needs A Competitive Wholesale Electricity Market

Establishing a competitive wholesale electricity market across seven Southeastern states could save $384 billion and create more than 400,000 clean energy jobs, jump-starting an economy ...

The US South could save money by cleaning up its power grid

The US South could save money by cleaning up its power grid

The region’s monopoly utilities are holding it back.

Utilities Are Promising Net Zero Carbon Emissions, But Don't Expect Big Changes Soon

Utilities Are Promising Net Zero Carbon Emissions, But Don't Expect Big Changes Soon

While the utilities tout ambitious mid-century climate goals, most plan to rely heavily on coal and natural gas for decades. That's a problem for climate change.

Overpowered: Why a US gas-building spree continues despite electricity glut

Overpowered: Why a US gas-building spree continues despite electricity glut

Lured by abundant supplies of cheap natural gas, utilities are in the midst of a power-plant construction boom that could saddle the country with dozens of obsolete fossil fuel plants ...

As Earth faces climate catastrophe, US set to open nearly 200 power plants

As Earth faces climate catastrophe, US set to open nearly 200 power plants

There are as many as 177 natural gas power plants currently planned, under construction or announced in the United States.

Major Ariz. utility vows to ditch coal and go carbon-free

Major Ariz. utility vows to ditch coal and go carbon-free

Yesterday Arizona Public Service Co. committed to being carbon-free by midcentury, meaning the southwestern United States could be without coal-fired electricity by 2035. Is the plan doable?

New Proposal Aims To Make Legacy FDR Works Project The Flagship Of A Green New Deal

New Proposal Aims To Make Legacy FDR Works Project The Flagship Of A Green New Deal

Eliminating coal and gas at the Tennessee Valley Authority, a crown jewel of the original New Deal, could offer a path forward for the Green New Deal.

New Orleans Battle Fought Anew: Fossil Fuel vs. Clean Power

New Orleans Battle Fought Anew: Fossil Fuel vs. Clean Power

Approval of a natural-gas plant was overturned after opponents were shut out of a meeting. Now the city has a new chance to consider energy economics.

Tracking Power 2020

Tracking Power 2020

Tracking Power 2020 - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

Natural Gas vs. Renewable Energy: Beware the Latest Gas Industry Talking Points

Natural Gas vs. Renewable Energy: Beware the Latest Gas Industry Talking Points

The natural gas industry is on an aggressive public relations tear to convince Americans that for decades to come, it is the “bridge” between coal and renewable energy. The campaign is ...

Power Failure: How utilities across the U.S. changed the rules to make big bets with your money

Power Failure: How utilities across the U.S. changed the rules to make big bets with your money

Over the past decade, state legislatures across the country rewrote rule books for how power companies pay for new power plants, shifting financial risks away from electric companies to you

Britain has first coal-free week in over a century

Britain has first coal-free week in over a century

Britain, the birth place of coal power, has gone seven days without electricity ...

Utilities don't see stranded assets as a top risk. Should they?

Utilities don't see stranded assets as a top risk. Should they?

Despite growing concerns that "bullish" utility investments in natural gas may lead to stranded assets amid rapid decarbonization, just 18% of utility employees surveyed by Utility Dive ...

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Here, renewables will meet a projected 45% of the additional demand for electricity that is imagined, but if supply is to keep up, gas will still have a key role to play, making up 30 ...