Clean Energy's Dirty Secret

Clean energy’s dirty secret – Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

…the more states support renewables, the more they pay for conventional power plants, too, using “capacity payments” to alleviate intermittency. In effect, politicians rather than markets are once again deciding how to avoid blackouts.” And we know politicians are really smart about energy as Kemper proves.

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Will Ratepayers Be Stuck if the Landscape Changes?

Public electric utilities: These legal monopolies get to be the only show in town in exchange for having regulators set their prices. In turn, the regulators are supposed to set fair rates that are affordable to customers and compensate power companies enough to incentivize them to do business. Public electric utilities: These legal monopolies get […]

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Power plants and prudent public policy

A look at the cost of different types of new power plants from the Institute for Energy Research, based on U.S. Energy Information Administration data, reveals two factors for public officials to keep in mind when deciding what kind of plants to build. A look at the cost of different types of new power plants […]

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