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Market Monitor – Rising Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Prices Are Impacting Energy Budgets

May 10, 2021 – Renewable energy certificates (RECs) represent the environmental attributes of renewable generation and are measured and sold per Megawatt-Hour (MWh) of energy produced. Voluntary RECs are those purchased beyond statutory obligation and are often certified under the nationally recognized Green-e program administered by the Center for Resource Solutions. Over the past 24 […]

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Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris

LE BOURGET, France — With the sudden bang of a gavel Saturday night, representatives of 195 nations reached a landmark accord that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change. The deal, which was met with an […]

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The top 10 trends transforming the electric power sector

From the decline of coal power to the rise of energy storage, big changes are taking hold in the industry By now, it’s become cliché to suggest that the utility industry is on the brink of a massive transformation. Analysts told us this would happen — the traditional electric utility model would be upended, and […]

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Market Monitor – Clean Power Plan

What is the Clean Power Plan? Since June 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, has been proposing a plan, the Clean Power Plan, to reduce carbon pollution from existing and future power plants. The main purpose is to cut greenhouse gas pollution and protect the environment while at the […]

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365 Companies Throw Support Behind EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Sustainability advocacy group Ceresobtained signatures from 365 companies and investors for a letter it sent to 29 US governors, voicing support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. The letter comes right before finalization of the rule aimed at reducing US power plant carbon pollution by 30 percent by 2030. Asked why it didn’t send the letter […]

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