RPS (page 9)

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    Re: N.C. poised to lead the nation …

    Mitch, Good point. The monopoly providers are going to benefit either way; the captured ratepayers, on the other hand, are harmed when the state forces them to purchase electricity generated from more expensive, less efficient and less reliable sources. For the poorest among us, it’s not a small matter.
    Jon Sanders, April 23, 2013
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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