E&E News: "PA Coal Plants Keep Closing. Does the State Need Carbon Trading?"
An article about Pennsylvania's changing electricity landscape cites a report authored by scholars at RFF and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.
In the last 20 years, more than 60 coal-fired generating units in Pennsylvania have closed, according to the report from the Kleinman Center’s Pachon and Resources for the Future, a nonprofit think tank that focuses on environmental policy. A single power plant can have multiple units. As a result of fossil fuel retirements, Pennsylvania’s power plant emissions have declined.
Report — May 9, 2023
The Prospects for Pennsylvania as a RGGI Member
This report from RFF and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy incorporates impacts of the war in Ukraine and the Inflation Reduction Act to produce a fresh, independent analysis of the effects should Pennsylvania join RGGI.
Common Resources — Nov 8, 2023
More than Transmission: Examining Four Solutions That Could Help the United States Build a Cleaner Grid
The US electricity transmission system is unprepared for the growth in new electricity that’s necessary to meet US climate goals. Four solutions could help prepare the grid for higher demand and complement the expansion of the transmission system.
Resources Radio — Oct 3, 2023
Cutting the Queue and Emissions in the US Power Sector, with Will Gorman
Will Gorman discusses the interconnection queue (the waiting list for developers that hope to connect power plants to the US electric grid), the reasons for recent growth in wait times, and reforms that could speed up the queue.
Common Resources — Sep 28, 2023
Designing Climate Policy for the Electricity Sector
Recent federal policy incentivizes low-carbon electricity generation. This conversation shares insights from experts about additional policy approaches that can help decarbonize the electricity sector while addressing environmental justice.