Report: Economics favor full shutdown of Colorado coal fleet
Closing all of the state’s coal-fired plants and replacing them with wind or solar would save customers billions of dollars, a new study concludes.
In Illinois, an agreement to hasten further shift from coal
Texas-based Vista Energy will close 40 percent of its generation capacity at eight Illinois coal plants by the end of the year. The plan, brokered by the state, defies Trump administration policy.
A surge in solar investor gains across the South
From Florida to Texas, regulatory relief is driving the uptake of solar-powered electricity generation. Investors have received outsize returns, as a result, this year.
Tribal deal for massive solar project in Nevada
A branch of the Paiute Tribe has signed a deal with NV Energy for the biggest utility-scale project in the U.S., bringing benefits that include lease revenue, tax payments, and construction jobs.
Commentary: Retro federal policy shift stands to undermine the economy
A White House initiative to turn the clock back poses a threat to national growth: “The Trump administration’s ACE plan would move our nation backward, hurt our pocketbooks and cost America jobs.”
Rhode Island says no to $1 billion power project tied to outdated business model
In a landmark ruling, Rhode Island has denied a permit for a conventional power plant, citing a fast-changing electricity-generation economy that favors other solutions.
The investment case for the new energy economy
A financial columnist explains how focusing one’s investments around sustainability themes—energy included—can be profitable, especially if channeled through a growing family of specialized ETFs.
Report: U.S. utility sector continues ‘methodically moving away’ from coal-fired power
The Trump administration’s latest initiative to sustain the coal sector isn’t likely to succeed, concludes a report whose sponsors include Bank of America and the energy companies Entergy and Exelon.
In Kentucky, a coalfield startup focuses on farming
An initiative in Morehead “is taking a portion of our state that prided itself on powering the country in the coal industry and pivoting to being a leader in sustainable agriculture.”