Author: Skylar Drennen

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COVID-19 and Possible Economic Demand Destruction

Let’s talk about the 6-ton elephant in the room, economic demand destruction. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and simultaneous oil price war have joined forces to drive a sector-wide commodity sell-off.  As cities and states across the U.S. have begun issuing unprecedented measures to contain the spread of the virus (today, Governor Cuomo of New York […]

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EVA Expects Coal Burn to Reach 470 Million Tons in 2020

NATIONAL TAKE-AWAYS After a warmer-than-expected winter, natural gas is expected to continue to take market share from coal resources through 2020. EVA’s March 2020 Gas & Coal Price Sensitivity Outlook draws the following high-level conclusions: January coal burn dropped by nearly 20 million tons YoY, the largest monthly drop recorded in recent history. Weak electricity […]

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New York State Gears Up For Critical Fight Over Renewable Siting

On February 21st, 2020, New York Governor Cuomo announced a 30-day budget amendment that would “dramatically speed up the permitting and construction of renewable energy projects.” The Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act at this stage has two main mechanisms. The first is to effectively bypass the burdensome Article 10 Permitting Process by […]

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Pennsylvania Governor Pushes to Join RGGI

Pennsylvania makes strides towards joining regional carbon cap-and-trade program On October 3, 2019, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) issued an executive order directing the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to develop a proposal to limit power sector carbon emissions consistent with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multi-state cap-and-trade program intended to reduce […]

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EVA Authors NARUC Whitepaper on Coal Plant Operation

January 27, 2020 Phillip Graeter and Seth Schwartz of Energy Ventures Analysis (EVA) coauthored a white paper for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) under a partnership with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) exploring the impact of changing markets on coal plant operations.  The white paper, which can be downloaded by […]

TAGS: Coal
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2019 LNG Market Roundup

In 2019 EVA’s Quarterly LNG Outlook tracked import and export terminal progress, global supply and demand dynamics, and the resulting price price environment. Our major LNG Market 2019 takeaways are as follows: Gas Glut and Price Slump in LNG Market: Mild weather and oversupply drove both Asia and Europe LNG indices to collapse in 2019. […]

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Can New York Build Renewables Fast Enough to Comply with Renewable Targets? Not Without Reforms.

During the summer of 2019 New York State passed the nation’s most stringent energy law in the form of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (“CLCPA”). The law, which EVA analyzed in a recent special report, requires 70% of all electricity sales to be sourced from renewables by 2030, 100% of electricity from carbon-free […]

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EVA Performs New York Wind Decommissioning Study

Energy Ventures Analysis was hired this summer to provide the townships impacted by the Canisteo Wind project with an independent estimate for the potential cost of decommissioning the project at the end of its useful life. The full report can be found here () and EVA’s expert testimony on the matter can be found at […]

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