RPS (page 9)

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    Costs of natural gas vs. solar

    This post builds on my previous post. In that one, I quoted a Bloomberg article today on the point that “More than half the U.S. states with laws requiring utilities to buy renewable energy are considering ways to pare back those mandates after a plunge in natural gas…
    Jon Sanders, April 23, 2013
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    NC poised to lead the nation on affordable electricity

    A Bloomberg report today — portions of which aired this morning on WRAL’s News on Fox 50 — highlights the effect that the shale gas revolution is having on electricity. It opens this way: More than half the U.S. states with laws requiring utilities to buy renewable energy are…
    Jon Sanders, April 23, 2013
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    Power to the People

    That’s the title of my new Carolina Cronyism series report on SB 3 and its costly, regressive renewable portfolio standard. Here is one of the many charts: Here are a few of the Key Facts from the report: Because electricity is a basic necessity, higher rates are highly…
    Jon Sanders, March 28, 2013
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    States’ costly RPS mandates

    My latest newsletter discusses North Carolina’s renewable portfolio standards and, among other things, takes a look at what renewable energy portfolios cost in various states. Here is a chart with those results (click here for the bigger version):…
    Jon Sanders, March 22, 2013