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Coal Retrofits the Largest Source of Emission Reductions

Annual U.S. Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emissions from coal-fired plants have sharply declined over the past two decades. Relative to the 2000 levels SO2 and NOx emissions were 88% and 82% lower in 2018, respectively. Total SO2 emissions fell from ~11 million tons in 2000 to ~1.2 million tons in 2018. EVA’s […]

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Indiana Bill Proposes Preventing Public Utilities From Retiring Coal

A recently proposed Indiana bill would prevent public utilities from retiring, selling, or otherwise altering the operations of any of their electric generating facilities without first obtaining permission from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC).  H.B. 1414 was introduced January 14 by Rep. Ed Soliday, the chair of the House Utilities, Energy, and Telecommunications Committee, […]

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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 […]

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New York Carbon Emissions Set to Rise in the Wake of Indian Point Retirement

EVA has modeled the impact of the retirement of Entergy’s Indian Point nuclear plant and found that in the near term, power sector carbon emissions will increase as the lost nuclear generation is replaced with natural gas generation.  Further, the retirement will increase the cost to comply with the state’s recently updated Clean Energy Standard […]

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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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Newly-Introduced Illinois Bill Seeks to Repeal Exelon Nuclear Subsidies

A bipartisan bill (H.B. 3987) filed by two Illinois state representatives on December 9 would effectively repeal a subsidy that Exelon receives via the sale of Zero Emission Credits (ZEC) by granting an exception to customers of electric utilities that serve more than three million retail customers in the state. If the bill is signed […]

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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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Special Report: New York’s “Green New Deal”

EVA has published a special report analyzing the power-sector impacts of New York’s “Green New Deal” legislation. An executive summary of the report can be read below. Executive Summary Background on New York’s ” Green New Deal” On July 18th, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) signed into law the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act […]

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Why did ERCOT’s Power Prices Spike in August?

ERCOT August 2019 Price Spikes Background August 13th, as temperatures rose during the day, ERCOT power prices climbed to around $6,500/MWh around 2:00 pm before suddenly jumping to the $9,000/MWh that is enforced by market rules from roughly 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm. Two days later, even though system-wide load was several thousand MWs below […]

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