Coal Content

Generation
A new EIA report shows a 9% increase in natural gas-fired generation for the first half of 2020, despite a 5% decline in total electricity generation.
Generation
The slowdown in economic output and industrial activity as a result of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 is expected to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emission levels and accelerate the decline of coal fired generation, according to a report from Moody’s Investors Service.
Generation
Wind, solar, and natural gas are the three dominant sources in the development pipeline for electricity generation in the US, according to a report from the American Public Power Association.
Generation
How public power utilities approach the complex process of shutting down or repurposing a generating facility; from careful planning and considerations as varied as reliability, workforce, and cost.
Generation
The Internal Revenue Service recently provided clarity on some of its rules for tax credits for projects that capture carbon dioxide and said it plans to issue further guidance to resolve remaining questions regarding eligibility for the credit.
Generation
Analysts cite low price of renewables as trigger for a new wave of decarbonization this decade.
Electricity Markets
A study completed for the New York Independent System Operator found that introducing a social cost of carbon dioxide emissions into New York’s wholesale energy markets could help the state meet its clean energy goals more quickly and more cost effectively while maintaining grid reliability.
Environment
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order directing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Pennsylvania would join nine existing RGGI member states.
Generation
Utility demand for coal will decline significantly in the next ten years, reducing coal-fired generation to as little as 11% of the overall U.S. power generation by 2030, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service.
Generation
Among the recommendations included in a final Tennessee Valley Authority integrated resource plan is the addition of up to 2,400 megawatts of storage by 2028, between 1,500 and 8,000 MW of solar by 2028 and up to 500 MW of demand response by 2038, depending on availability and cost of the resource.