CSIS: "In the Wake of IRA: Grid Stability, Permitting Reform, and the Case for Compromise"

Commentary from the Center for Strategic and International Studies cites insights from a recent RFF Live event.

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March 20, 2023

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There remains a role for natural gas in a post-IRA world. In a recent Resources for the Future (RFF) panel among national modeling teams (Environmental Protection Agency, the National Renewable Energy Lab, the Electric Power Research Institute, and RFF), every single model, across all scenarios, sees a significant role for natural gas in the power grid through 2035 and beyond. This balancing role, and natural gas fired generation utilization rates, will diminish over time as new carbon free resources are deployed.

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